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The Silo Community
A Model Sustainable Neighborhood
Silo is an intelligently planned urban mixed-use community that compliments and retains the rural appeal of Lafayette. As a model sustainable neighborhood, the homes and surrounding landscape have been thoughtfully designed to save and generate energy, creating a healthy living environment for its residents.
Preserving the Land
As much as 47% of the neighborhood is being preserved for open space, parks, pocket parks, horse pasture, community-supported agriculture (CSA), and trails. A robust network of connected open space and regional trails will allow residents to enjoy an active lifestyle right within their own community while the on-site CSA farm provides the ability to harvest fresh produce, supporting sustainable living.
Energy Saving Construction
A net-zero home is more than a house with solar panels. It’s a home that generates as much natural energy as it will consume over the course of one year. Homes in Silo will utilize a combination of solar passive design principles and advances in sustainable building technologies such as solar PV, geothermal heating/cooling, and a high-performance thermal envelope to achieve zero energy.