Commercial Real Estate

Arizona’s First Net Zero Energy Apartments are Officially Open in Scottsdale

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Equinox, Scottsdale’s newest luxury apartment community, hosted its official grand opening on May 20. The joint venture between VIRIDIS Group and MODUS Development is the state’s first true Net Zero Energy apartment complex – meaning it will produce roughly the same amount of energy as it consumes. The project utilizes green and energy saving construction techniques and fixtures such as Low-E windows, spray foam insulation and ENERGY STAR® appliances as well as more than 1,000 solar panels to deliver this first of its kind development in Scottsdale.


“VIRIDIS focuses on socially relevant communities and environmental responsibility,” said Doug Bowden, VIRIDIS Owner & CEO. “Equinox embodies those goals and perfectly balances cutting edge design with warm living spaces.”

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More than 75 people attended the grand opening event that featured property tours, live music, refreshments and beautiful sunset views between the surrounding mountain ranges. Equinox was built on the last remaining piece of undeveloped land on the Scottsdale Greenbelt and showcases views of Camelback Mountain, Papago Park and Four Peaks.


“Equinox combines energy-saving techniques with modern design and high-end finishes to redefine eco-friendly urban living, and that’s what MODUS is all about,” said Ed Gorman, MODUS Development Founder & President. “Equinox is already 29 percent leased and we are just now officially open. That says something about how special this property really is.”


Equinox offers one and two-bedroom units ranging from 556 – 1,212 square feet. Each residence features 10-foot ceilings, LED lighting, dual flush toilets, USB outlets and updated fixtures. The complex has electric vehicle charging stations, covered parking, a workout room, beautiful pool area and a community lounge space.

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