Scottsdale’s Net Zero Energy Apartments, “Equinox” Will Break Ground Soon

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EQUINOX” the first Zero Net Energy apartments in Arizona will soon be under construction at 3130 N. Hayden Road in Scottsdale. The development is comprised of forty-one 550 to 1,200 square foot loft-style apartments on the greenbelt in Scottsdale.

The apartments are expected to have low-to-no energy costs, with rents ranging from $995 to $1950 per month. To achieve Zero Net Energy, energy-modeling tools are used during the project design phase to reduce power consumption of the homes. Energy saving features include spray foam insulation, Low-E windows, high-efficiency heat pumps, on demand hot-water heaters, and Energy Star appliances. Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels produce the energy required to power the apartments and the common areas.

Technology that makes daily life simpler is built into each home, including wireless thermostats and an optional automation system that controls lighting and entertainment systems. The homes feature modern finishes including European-style cabinets, quartz countertops, and Bosch appliances.

EQUINOX is a joint venture between local developer MODUS Development and Scottsdale-based Viridis Group created to build modern, sustainable apartments in some the most desirable locations within the Valley at an affordable cost.

“We are committed to continuing the redefinition of urban living in the Phoenix-area combining prime location with energy-saving technology and modern design,” said Ed Gorman of MODUS.

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