Apollo Beach, Fla. – Homebuyers who want to reduce their dependence on traditional energy sources will have a new and unique option to choose from at Waterset. Homebuilder, Greenergy, broke ground recently on its first net zero energy model home in the master-planned community, which is scheduled to open before the end of the year.
Waterset is owned in a joint venture partnership between NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH), the U.S. business unit and full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and leading diversified developer, and Newland Real Estate Group, LLC, whose development business, Newland Communities, is the master developer of the community. Waterset is one of more than 30 communities the NASH-Newland partnership owns together in 11 states across the United States.
In Waterset, Greenergy will offer 77 high performing net zero electric homes that will be entirely powered by solar energy. The homes will feature designs and high performance elements not commonly found in homes throughout Florida. During construction, many eco-friendly materials will be utilized to ensure a truly eco-healthy home. Rooftop solar panels will produce the power that is used throughout the home to run all aspects of the home. Other features will include air ducts located below the attic to improve airflow and reduce costs, and smart home automation to turn off lights, pull down window shades and regulate climate when the homeowners are away. Natural gas will be used for cooking and other needs. Since the homes are expected to produce as much energy as is spent with average use, homeowners should not have an electric bill.
Greenergy will offer both single story and two-story homes. The four open floor plans will feature three to four bedrooms with dens, two car garages and range from 2,300 square-feet to 3,000-square-feet. Home prices are expected to start in the $290,000s.
“Energy efficiency is becoming an important consideration for more and more homebuyers,” said Pam Parisi, Vice President of Marketing for Newland Communities. “We believe the option of net zero electric homes will not only be unique in the Tampa Bay marketplace, but also appealing to many prospective buyers. We are very happy to welcome Greenergy as a new builder in Waterset.”
“Newland Communities is recognized as one of the premier master planned community developers in the nation, ” added Jeff Gersh, Chief Operating Officer of Greenergy. “ We’re pleased to partner with them to bring zero electricity housing to Tampa Bay. We believe our homes will appeal to a wide range of homebuyers, and will be an absolute game changer in the market place.”
In addition to Tampa Bay, Greenergy has launched other Net Zero Energy neighborhoods in Port St Lucie, Kissimmee and Bakersfield CA..
Waterset by Newland Communities is a master-planned community located in Apollo Beach. Waterset features a variety of amenities that include a community pool, fitness center, Fit Trail and Greenway. The Waterset information center is located in The Landing Club & Café and is open daily from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m., and on Sundays from noon to 6 p.m., along with 14 model homes priced from $190,000s to over $500,000. For more information, please call (813) 235-0154 or visit our website at www.watersetfl.com.
Newland is a diversified real estate company leveraging a national platform and over 45 years of experience to perform challenging and diverse development, investment, management, and advisory services across a wide range of real estate. The company’s mixed-use development business, Newland Communities, actively owns, operates and develops premier residential master-planned, commercial, retail, and urban mixed-use real estate across the U.S. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Newland and its affiliated companies have completed, or have underway, more than 140 diverse real estate developments, more than 20 million square feet of commercial and retail space, and 175,000 residential units in 14 states. www.newlandcommunities.com
About NORTH AMERICA SEKISUI HOUSE, LLC (NASH):
NASH was established in 2010 as the U.S. business operations unit and a full subsidiary of SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and a leading diversified developer since 1960. SEKISUI HOUSE, LTD. has built more than two million houses to date and expanded its operations to Australia, China, Singapore, and the U.S. NASH establishes joint ventures to build innovative and sustainability conscious master planned communities across the US. NASH is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. http://nashcommunities.com/.
About Greenergy Communities
Greenergy is a developer and a builder of Net Zero Energy and Net Zero Electric homes and communities. The company and its affiliates and partners are currently planning to develop and build over 1,000 high performance Net Zero Energy and Net Zero Electric homes in different EcoVillages in Florida and California. www.planetgreenergy.com
Vice President of Marketing, Newland Communities
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