Wednesday, April 21, 2010

LOHAS Living in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh certainly is not Seattle or Los Angeles when it comes to environmental trends, but it can now proudly announce the region’s first net-zero energy home. Located in the South Side neighborhood, Riverside Mews, is a 48-unit green townhome community. To achieve net-zero energy, the 1,850-square-foot townhome generates as much power as it uses on an annual basis through a variety of green building technologies, including an 8,000 watt photovoltaic array mounted on its roof, a geothermal heat pump, LED lighting, Energy Star labeled products and super insulation methods. Combining a LOHAS lifestyle with eco-features is not only trendy but a modern day approach o healthy living. The public is invited to tour this net-zero energy home on Saturday, April 24 and Sunday, April 25 from noon - 4 p.m. It is located at 1820 Merriman Way, 15203.

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