Net Zero Energy Home Featured at Clermont Homearama | Events
Imagine not having to pay for your home’s energy usage! A net zero energy efficient house is among the six featured homes at the 2012 Homearama at Willows Bend in Miami Township, Clermont County. “This 5,000 square foot house has a 5kw solar system on the roof,” said Greater Cincinnati Homebuilders Association President Carolyn Rolfes. “The energy collected by the 22 panels offsets the amount consumed inside the home.” The 50th anniversary of Homearama runs June 9 through June 24, 2012 and features homes from $675,000 to around $1 million. It is the first time the show has been held in Clermont County.
Other homes in this showcase feature Energy Star appliances that conserve energy and lots of other features that can save homeowners money. At the Potterhill house, the Clermont County Stormwater Management Office and the Clermont Soil and Water Conservation District are putting the finishing touches on a rain garden. “You will be able to see how effective rain gardens are in cutting down on the amount of pollution reaching creeks and streams,” said John McManus with the Clermont Stomwater Management Office, as he worked on installing plants at the site. “Rain gardens can cut down pollution runoff by up to 30 percent.”
“Three of the six homes featured at this Homearama are already sold,” said Rolfes. She expects 30,000 people to visit the home showcase. “It is a wonderful place to see the latest decorating trends and get landscaping ideas,” she said. “Oh, and don’t forget your camera!” For more information about the 2012 Homearama, visit the website www.CincyBuilders.com or call 851-6300.