Solara is an exciting, ground-breaking, state-of-the-art, eco-friendly, “net-zero” luxury apartment community located at 291 North Thompson St. in Rotterdam NY.
Our special is focused on building the community we started here in Rotterdam earlier this year. Over our first summer as a new apartment complex, we introduced many into our net-zero community, and it’s been such a joy to see so many people who want to experience and live a net-zero lifestyle
Well, as many of us in the Northeast know, those red, orange, yellow, and brown leaves tend to litter much of the ground and rooftops throughout September and October. They’re beautiful, but they may also have an unintended consequence.
We’ve all been there before: laying in bed on one hot night in summer, and you’re unable to go to bed. You’re sweating. You’re bothered. Why didn’t you just buy an A/C?
A major benefit to having an on-site solar panel grid at our apartments here at Solara is that we’re able to weather the storm through good times and bad times. When it’s raining, we can rely on the grid to help power us up. When it’s nice and sunny, we’re giving power back to the grid
In the summertime, there’s a real Catch-22 that occurs in every household: to open or not to open the windows. We’ve all had that argument at least once before where someone wants to open up the windows for a little fresh air while someone else insists that the air conditioner
If don’t know about Solara, we are a state-of-the-art, eco-friendly apartment community offering one and two bedroom luxury homes. These apartments are net zero, meaning that they’re supplied with renewable energy, and feature “Luxury-One” pricing, which includes all your housing costs.
This upcoming Monday is Earth Day, and if you haven’t participated in Earth Day activities before, this is the year to get started. From having 12 years to reverse course on greenhouse gas emissions to the numerous incentives and programs out there for going green
In terms of reducing carbon emissions, energy efficiency is by far the best way homeowners can diminish their carbon footprint. Energy efficiency limits the excess energy we all use on a daily basis, so we don’t have to create as much to meet the demand.
Well, for one thing, most of our energy comes from nonrenewable resources currently, so by using more energy, you’re more than likely using nonrenewable energy sources that are polluting our air and contributing to climate change.
As we say in our Learn More section, “a ‘net zero’ community is one that, on an annual basis, produces as much or more energy than it consumes. ” In other words, we produce more renewable energy than we use throughout the year.