Net-zero apartment building fills up


The 18 apartments in Portland’s ecoFLATS have all been leased much sooner than expected.

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The 18 apartments in Portland’s ecoFLATS have all been leased much sooner than expected.

Depending on how much energy is used in the building, it is set to become the nation’s first net-zero apartment building.

The secret, according to project mastermind Jean-Pierre Veillet, is to offer sustainable living at an affordable price. No bells and whistles are necessary, he said.

“A lot of developers still make a fatal error in their design, in terms of what people want for finishes,” Veillet said. “Here, they aren’t stainless steel appliances; they’re Energy Star appliances. Instead of ceramic sinks, we have IKEA sinks.”

Read more at the Daily Journal of Commerce.

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