G.J. Gardner/Vibrant Solar Partner to Offer Green Homes
GJ Gardner Homes, a leading international custom homebuilder, can incorporate additional green-friendly amenities such as; geothermal heating and cooling, tankless water heaters, solar, gray water irrigation, low emission paint, environmentally friendly carpeting and flooring. Its agreement with Vibrant Solar, Inc. offers not only solar photovoltaic system options on all new homes, but also a complete Zero Carbon System™.
"A recently enacted Colorado state law mandates that going forward, new homes must include pre-wiring for solar. Because of our unique system, Vibrant goes above and beyond the law’s requirements. Basically, we are providing a paradigm shift," states Vibrant's VP Mark Simmons. Brook Swientisky of G.J. Gardner Homes - Colorado adds, "We know people want to live green. We have made a strategic decision to do this right by providing a complete solution. Living in a Zero Carbon System home not only saves money, but will help save the planet's ecosystems, which we all depend on."
About the Zero Carbon System
Designed and trademarked by Vibrant Solar in early 2009, the Zero Carbon System™ involves three renewable energy technologies and energy controllers that work in concert with each other. For the average home the system has:
five kilowatts of solar photovoltaic panels for electricity
a geothermal system for cooling and heating
a solar thermal system for domestic hot water;
two KVAR Energy Controllers to reduce electricity consumption
A home with the Zero Carbon System™ works like any other home. Utility company rebates and federal tax credits make the system affordable. Additionally, the home buyer earns 30% in federal tax credits - real credits deducted from taxes owed, not a deduction.
Carbon footprints are drastically reduced, while the home owner's utility bills drop to the flat fees, about $7 per month depending on the local utility company. The system pays for itself in as little as seven to eight years and lasts 50 or more years.
Vibrant has been working with G.J. Gardner to expand the Zero Carbon System™ throughout the entire Front Range of Colorado. The Zero Carbon System has also been promoted in South Carolina and Dubai, UAE.
G.J. Gardner Communities with the Zero Carbon System Option Include:
Colorado Springs: Forest Meadows, Village Center Estates, Wilshire Estates
Denver: Spring Valley Ranch, Fox Run, Dutch Creek Northern Colorado: Water Valley, High Plains Village, Harmony Meadows.
About G.J. Gardner Homes
G.J. Gardner is a leading international custom homebuilder constructing high-quality homes individualized to meet a client’s needs. Unique to the building industry, G.J. Gardner Homes has expanded globally through franchising, with each office owned and operated by experienced, licensed local builders. Currently G.J. Gardner has 3 local offices in Loveland, Parker, and Falcon Colorado, with another 10 locations in California. For more information, go to www.gjgardnerhomes.com , or contact Brook Swientisky at 303-768-0101.
About Vibrant Solar, Inc.
Vibrant Solar, Inc. is the second largest locally owned solar photovoltaic designer- installer. The company has 42 staff during peak season. Vibrant has installed 1.4 megawatts of solar PV systems and has begun projects with the Zero Carbon System. Recent installations include the Denver Botanic Gardens, First National Bank in Boulder, Lockheed Martin and Red Robin restaurants. Vibrant runs 30 to 50 projects at a time. Currently Vibrant is preparing to install a 100KW system on Pueblo's Andrews Foodservice, the institutional food provider to all of Colorado's school districts. Vibrant recently moved into permanent headquarters at 4321 Broadway, Suite 3, in Denver. During August 2009 Vibrant is opening an office in Pueblo, to better serve southern Colorado. The Vibrant Renewable Energy Team includes Major Geothermal, Capital Solar and Colorado KVAR. www.vibrantsolar.com