New Brightwater Homes at Serenbe Offer Geothermal HVAC
June 2016 – Brightwater Homes is now underway with new homes and townhomes at one of Atlanta’s most unique and sought-after addresses – Serenbe. Serenbe is a progressive community connected to nature on the edge of Atlanta. Since it’s inception, Serenbe has been lauded for its community vision focused on holistic wellbeing and sustainability. Now, the first Brightwater homes at Serenbe will take advantage of another unique capability offered there – high-efficiency geothermal heating and cooling systems.
A geothermal system is an alternative to conventional heating and air conditioning systems, and an exceptional way to optimize energy use, reduce carbon footprint, and realize cost savings on energy bills for many years ahead. While outside temperatures fluctuate, underground temperatures do not change so dramatically, allowing geothermal heating and cooling systems to capitalize on these constant temperatures to provide “free” energy. The systems work automatically. Just like a conventional system, homeowners can simply set the thermostat to their desired temperature and the geothermal system will maintain the indoor temperature and humidity year round.
While operation is similar to a conventional system, geothermal heating and cooling does offer several unique advantages. There is no burning of fossil fuel and no direct greenhouse gas emissions. Geothermal systems require less maintenance and offer better humidity control. And due to the location of equipment, the system is not susceptible to weather or storm damage. Additionally, geothermal systems are exceptionally quiet in operation. Perhaps most impressive, a geothermal system will typically save 40 to 70% of electrical energy consumed over the life of the home.
Brightwater’s first 10 homes at Serenbe will be built on Anders Court in the new Mado neighborhood with European style designs inspired by the clean lines of Scandinavian architecture. Choose from expansive 3 and 4 bedroom Anders Court Cottages featuring 10-foot ceilings, hardwood flooring and brick exteriors priced from $599,900 to $719,900. Or move into the gracious 2-bedroom Ray Way townhomes with open floor plans for sophisticated urban living starting at $479,000. All homes are Earthcraft Certified. For more information on Brightwater Homes at Serenbe, please contact Serenbe Real Estate at 770-463-9997.