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Net Zero Living Comes to Alexandria Renovation Project
Published On: 21 December 2015 / Category: Blog, Energy House 14 / By: astracomputer

Alexandria is about to get its first Net Zero renovated home in the Parker Gray district of Old Town. This existing row house was built in 1943 and while in good condition the structure is in need of updating, according to the Washington DC couple that have invested in this property.


“We bought the property because it had a small yard, was in an up-and-coming neighborhood, close to the metro and Old Town, all the major roadways, and very important, the building faces due south” the new homeowners remarked.

The renovated property will be 1915 sf with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and new gourmet kitchen, a new master bedroom suite, with walk-in closet, private bath, and second floor laundry. Its location 2 blocks from the Braddock Rd Metro Station, 4 blocks from Upper King St. made it highly desirable for this professional couple.

To make the project even more attractive the owners sought out a local Alexandria Energy Efficiency company, The Energy House, to collaborate with on the renovation as a means of making the property as energy efficient as possible.

“Yes we wanted to save money on our utilities, which reduced our cost of running the household, but we also wanted to do what was right for the environment.” Commented the new owners, “then to find out that we can design the house to have NO UTILITY COSTS, we are very excited”

Architect Salvatore Benvenga, of SB Design Studios, showed us the way we could accomplish all of our goals with this property,

  • Comfort for a growing family in a well-designed small space
  • Location in a great neighborhood
  • Near transportation alternatives to both work and fun
  • Highly efficient energy design
  • No Electric or Gas to Pay Ever! – Net Zero

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