New Stapleton neighborhood built for Zero Energy

A new Stapleton neighborhood will feature 822 newly designed homes that can be built as Zero Energy Ready.

Beeler Park will have 22 new home collections priced from the $200,000s to the $900,000s from 10 different builders. From classic cottage bungalows to sleek modern designs, the homes will feature crafted details and colors inspired by nature.

"At Stapleton, we've created a community built on big ideas, and after over 10 years, we're still writing the book on new ways to live," says John Lehigh, president of Forest City Stapleton, developer of the community. "This is a tremendous undertaking because only a select group of top builders in the country meet the extraordinary levels of excellence and quality specified by the U.S. Department of Energy guidelines for Zero Energy Ready Homes."

The Department of Energy's Zero Energy Ready Home is a high-performance home so efficient that a renewable system like solar can offset all or most of its annual energy consumption. With a Zero Energy Ready Home, homeowners could have no energy bills, other than a monthly electric hook-up fee. And with features like thicker walls and triple-paned glass, a home can create as much solar energy from its solar collectors as it uses.

"Every Zero Energy Ready Home includes a host of features that minimize pollutants and allergens, prevent moisture buildup and provide a continuous flow of fresh, well-filtered air," says Samuel Rashkin of the Department of Energy. "Every Zero Energy Ready Home begins with solid building science specified by Energy Star for homes. Then, advanced building, mechanical and appliance technologies are added, as well as practices from world-class research programs."

Beeler Park is bordered by Dick's Sporting Goods Park to the west and Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge to the north.

Contact Confluence Denver Development News Editor Margaret Jackson with tips and leads for future stories at margaret@confluence-denver.com.

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