Brookfield Residential designs sustainable model home in DC metro

Energy-savings features add more than $100,000 to the cost of the home
  • The home's design will save resident around $2,100 annuals in gas and electric bills.
  • The PureBlue home's energy-savings features add at least $105,000 to the cost of the home.
  • Brookfield has a community of townhomes in Glen Burnie that come standard with solar panels.

Near Bristow, Va., publicly-traded homebuilder Brookfield Residential has created what is being dubbed as one the most energy-efficient model homes in the DC metro.

Referred to as “PureBlue,” the 4,100-square-foot home is a souped-up version of the builder’s Edison model.