Kôr Community Land Trust’s Crescita Community Solar Project Creates Net-Zero Affordable Homes
Kôr Community Land Trust, based in Bend, Oregon, is installing roof-mounted solar panels on five affordable homes at the Crescita community. Kôr is dedicated to providing environmentally sustainable and permanently affordable homeownership opportunities for those who contribute to the fabric of the Central Oregon economy and community.
With the help of a grant from All Points North Foundation, Kôr Community Land Trust will install a 12 panel 4.8 kW solar array on the roof of each of the five homes. By utilizing the latest construction techniques in conjunction with the solar panels, this will enable the homes to achieve “net zero” energy usage, offsetting approximately 6,500kWh of electricity in the first year of occupancy resulting in savings of up to $680 annually.
This solar project, new construction techniques and unique approach to homeownership allow Kôr to serve their dual mission of sustainability and affordability.
For more information: https://korlandtrust.org
Photo credit: Kôr Community Land Trust
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