MODUS and Icon Properties Partner to Build Zero Net Energy Homes in Scottsdale

"MZ", Arizona's first Zero Net Energy townhomes are under construction at 7301 E. Minnezona Avenue in Scottsdale. The development is comprised of eight 925 to 1,300 square foot loft-style townhomes in the center of the Old Town Scottsdale Entertainment District.


The homes are expected to average $0 in annual energy costs (or Zero Net Energy) with sale prices starting at $399,000. To achieve Zero Net Energy, energy-modeling tools are used during the project design phase to reduce power consumption of the homes. Energy saving features include spray foam insulation, Low-E windows, high-efficiency heat pumps, hybrid hot-water heaters, and Energy Star appliances. Photovoltaic (PV) solar panels produce the energy required to power the homes.

Each home features two bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a private two-car garage. A mezzanine bridge connects the two buildings and provides an open air space between the buildings. Technology that makes daily life simpler is built into each home, including wireless thermostats and an optional automation system that controls lighting and entertainment systems. The homes feature high-end finishes including Poggenpohl cabinets, Samsung countertops, Grohe fixtures, and Bosch appliances.

MZ is a joint venture between local developer MODUS Development and San Diego developer Icon Properties.

"We are committed to continuing to define urban living by combining prime locations with energy-saving technologies and modern design," said Ed Gorman of MODUS.

To view and download high-quality photographs of the MZ, visit

About MODUS Development

Phoenix-based MODUS Development creates innovative buildings with award-winning environmentally friendly designs that are located in prime urban areas. MODUS has been nationally recognized as one of the premier developers of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED-H) buildings. MODUS has a number of residential projects under development in Arizona and California. For more information, call 602-421-2221, email [email protected], or visit

About Icon Properties

San Diego-based Icon Properties focuses on developing stylish, sophisticated, and technologically advanced residences in the highly desirable Southern California market. The company has acquired sites in the coastal California towns of La Jolla and Carlsbad and plans to build larger residential tower projects in downtown San Diego. For more information, call 520-204-2066, email [email protected], or visit

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