Philly's Ridge Flats a large-scale net-zero development

July 30, 2014











The prevailing thinking is that ultra-green building requires expensive and exotic technology. But developer Onion Flats is figuring out ways to tweak traditional building methods (even modular, manufactured components) to achieve very high-performing structures. This is also a story about a great family-run architecture/development/builder organization that thoroughly believes in sustainability. The future looks bright in Philadelphia.


Russ Klettke writes about sustainabile design and building, infrastructure and product innovations. But he is also a general business and health writer, with experience in law, finance, real estate, the food industry and potholes (yes, potholes in pavement). Contact him about your organization's communications needs.

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