Boston officials are moving to expand construction of ultra energy-efficient homes following the completion of a pilot development in Roxbury where the units produce nearly twice as much power as they consume.
“There is no downside to this type of housing,” said Sheila Dillon, head of neighborhood development under Menino. “The technologies provide savings for the homeowners, and it’s good for Boston, which is a very densely packed city that consumes a lot of energy.”
The homes use efficient building materials, double-thick insulation, and solar equipment to generate more power than they consume. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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