Zero-net Energy Architecture

Green Acres, Village of New Paltz, NY
Using photovoltaic solar panels and geothermal heating and cooling,
combined with ICF walls, spray foam insulation, triple pane glass and
energy recovery ventilators, these buildings have no net energy usage.

The first 15 houses are LEED certified, 1 GOLD and 14 SILVER.

Publicity: article from the April 8, 2011 issue of the NY Daily News,
Hudson Valley Clean Energy press release from March 2010,
cover article from the August 2009 issue of the NY House magazine,
article in the August 7, 2008 issue of the New Paltz Times.
Other articles available here.
Views of the Shawangunk Ridge and Skytop Tower from most building sites
Typical living, dining and kitchen, and light-filled finished basement
To the best of our knowledge, this is the First Zero-net Energy development in America
and the First Zero-net Energy development of single family homes on the planet.
2008 ground-breaking2010 completed year of zero-net energy by first 2 homes

Additionally, the 10% - 20% cost increase in monthly mortgage payments over conventional construction
to achieve zero-net energy is almost, if not completely, offset by the savings in energy costs, thus,
these homes are nearly cost neutral.
This presentation explains the synergistic use of several technologies
to achieve zero-net energy usage in the Green Acres homes
4 Bedroom homes  ~ 2400 - 3400 sf
Anthony Aebi of Greenhill Contracting is the developer and driving force behind Green Acres.
For more information visit Greenhill Contracting's website,
Open floor plan, open stair option and excellent client-specified fixtures
BOLDER Architecture - Zero-net Energy Architecture New Paltz NY
BOLDER Architecture,

Located in the beautiful Town of New Paltz and providing architectural services to the local communities,
Cities, Villages, Towns and Hamlets of Gardiner, Rosendale, Stone Ridge, Accord, Kerhonkson, Krumville, Olivebridge, West Shokan, Shokan,
Hurley, Sawkill, Kingston, Zena, Woodstock, Shady, Mt. Tremper, Phoenicia, Shandaken, Big Indian, Saugerties, Palenville, Tannersville, Hunter, Windham,
Leeds, Athens, Coxsackie, Kinderhook, Chatham, Canaan, Spencertown, Ghent, Greenport, Hudson, Taghkanic, Tivoli, Ancram, Red Hook, Rhinebeck,
Rhinecliff, Staatsburg, Millbrook, Hyde Park, Poughkeepsie, Wappingers Falls, Beacon, Newburgh, Washingtonville, Monroe, Greenwood Lake, Middletown,
Port Jervis, Monticello, Liberty, Ellenville, Napanoch, Wawarsing, Cragsmoor, Montgomery, Walden, Marlboro, Milton, Modena, Clintondale, Highland,
Plattekill, Ardonia, Wallkill, Pine Bush, Lloyd, Esopus, Marbletown, and Shawangunk in the mountains and farmland, forest and field, cliffs and rivers of
Ulster County, Dutchess County, Orange County, Green County, Columbia County, Sullivan County, Rockland County, Putnam County, Westchester County
in the spectacular Hudson Valley, Shawangunk Ridge, Catskill and Adirondack Mountains of New York State.
"David Toder is a great architect to work with.  I am a builder and developer who has worked with 7-10 different
architects.  David is the only one I can tolerate.  He will listen and do what I ask if it is possible, and he will tell me
why if it is not possible.  David will do the research to make his clients' desires become reality.  He will always defer
to clients' desires over his own feelings.  If I had known David when I built my own house I would have the house
I wanted.  I am a zero energy builder and when I switched architects and found David, he had never designed
a zero energy house before.  David made the effort to learn everything he could from me and other sources.
David constantly searches for ways to improve himself as an architect.  I recommend David to
everyone I build for since he is fair and will not blow the budget."- Anthony Aebi
The first 15 of 25 unique homes have been completed.
2015 & 2016 Dept. of Energy Housing Innovation Award winner