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netZero apartments set example for future development

Living in a solar-powered home isn’t just a way of the future.

Last summer, the $20 million netZero Village apartment complex at 994 Burdeck St. in Rotterdam completed its first six apartment buildings, or phase one of the project.

The construction of phase two, an additional 84 units, a clubhouse and green space is currently underway. When completed in September, the complex will have a exercise and community room, walking trails, athletic field and more……

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Rotterdam net-zero complex breaks ground

Our groundbreaking ceremony was well-attended. We had a beautiful day and many great friends and partners in attendance. Congressman Paul Tonko gave a wonderful speech about energy security and how we at netZero Village are leading the way. The Daily Gazette was on hand to record our event and wrote a nice article about our community.

Construction has begun on a 156-unit apartment complex in Rotterdam that promises to produce the same or more energy than it uses.

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Breaking Ground

On Tuesday, October 28 we held our official groundbreaking ceremony. Friends, family, and partners were on hand to witness along with Congressman Paul Tonko and news media. It was an exciting event and we’re proud to have officially broke ground. The Times Union was there to witness and take pictures. Here’s an excerpt from their article:

The project, developed by Bruns Realty Group LLC owner David Bruns, is expected to produce as much or more energy than it uses, with high-efficiency appliances and heating and cooling systems, airtight insulation, a heat recovery ventilator, solar panels and a design intended to foster passive solar heating.

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A Highlight of netZero Village Developer David Bruns

The mind behind, and developer of, our innovative new apartment community, David Bruns, was recently featured in the Albany Business Review. Dave not only talks about an eco-friendly future, he lives it. Dave’s commitment to sustainable, renewable energy sources has extended to his daily driving.

Real estate developer David Bruns does more than talk the talk when it comes to conserving energy — he drives the drive.

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Construction Begins on netZero Village

Albany Business Review’s Michael DeMasi wrote a great feature about netZero Village and the start of our construction. We have been planning and designing our community for a couple of years, so to finally begin construction on this project is a dream come true. We’re excited to show how our community is going to help the environment!

So-called ‘net-zero’ apartments and homes have been popping up across the country, as developers and property owners seek ways to reduce energy costs and be more environmentally friendly

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netZero Village First of its Kind in Capital District

The Daily Gazette wrote another great article about netZero Village in July 2014. At that time, we were only a few short weeks away from breaking ground and bringing our vision to life. We knew that net zero living was quickly gaining traction and we wanted to be the first in our area to show that it can be done.

Energy-efficient buildings have been around for a while and remain the wave of future development, but net-zero buildings are still few and far between. They are slowly gaining steam, though.

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netZero Village Proposed in Rotterdam

netZero Village was conceived over three years ago and we have been working hard to make it a reality. We had a nice, preliminary article written in the Daily Gazette in July 2012 about our vision and what we were going to bring to Rotterdam. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

Rotterdam could be the first town in the state to have a green-minded apartment complex that produces as much or more energy than its tenants consume.

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