'Net Zero' solution means no monthly energy bill with normal demand.
Bosch has built a zero-energy home at Serenbe, a sustainable eco-conscious community south of Atlanta. This is a private residence and no public tours are available. The Net Zero home is a systems approach to creating a house that is not an energy drain on the planet's finite resources. Its technology helps homeowners reduce their monthly utility bills and protect the environment.
Geothermal Heat Pumps
The Bosch geothermal heat pump taps into naturally occurring energy stored in the earth. The heat pump has
lower operating costs than a traditional system and the
quiet operation lowers noise pollution.
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Bosch home appliances are known nationwide for
raising the standards in appliance quietness, efficiency and
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Other Products and Materials
TOTO plumbing and fixtures meet the criteria of the EPA's Water- Sense program and are WaterSense certified. The TOTO Dual-Max flushing system allows the user to select the appropriate amount of water usage, and lowflow faucets utilize a new aerator design to optimize water flow, resulting in no discernible difference between traditional faucets that use more water.
Castle Combe hardwood floors from US Floors are made from managed forest resources and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. The hardwood floors throughout the model home have the look and feel of reclaimed wood but provide the modern performance of an engineered hardwood floor.
Interiors by Ballard Designs, Jill Sharp Brinson /
Stylist + Designer
With a focus on the natural elements of the surrounding environment, the creative design direction explores nature through the color, texture, and the fluidity of the spaces. The designer used wood, stone, wicker, and shell to create a serene environment.
Built by McKinney and Son Builders, an Earth Craft certified builder, the home's design and construction focus on indoor air quality, energy and water efficiency and resource-efficient design and building materials.