The 10-unit zHome, the country’s first WaterSense for New Homes multifamily community, is also considered to be the first net-zero energy multifamily development in the United States. The project is the result of a collaborative public/private partnership spearheaded by the city of Issaquah, Wash.
Constructed on a 20,000-square-foot lot, the townhomes are clustered around a small central courtyard.
Project developers are hoping that the townhomes’ warm contemporary feel and loft-style layouts will appeal to an up-market clientele. One unit has already sold.