Fort Bliss sun shines on 500 townhomesFort Bliss sun shines on 500 townhomeshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=83842013-01-31T07:20:00Z2013-01-31T07:17:00Z

FORT BLISS - Balfour Beatty Communities has started construction of 500 townhouses at Fort Bliss as part of a $141 million second phase of a 1,066-unit housing expansion.

The new townhouses, containing duplexes and four-plexes, will be located on the new East Fort Bliss. Completion is scheduled for first quarter 2016.

Phase one of the expansion, started in 2011, is set to be completed by mid-2014. It includes 566 four-plex townhouses in various areas of Fort Bliss.

Homes in both phases will be among 4,700 homes at Fort Bliss and White Sands Missile Range to have solar panels installed by 2016 as part of a Balfour partnership with SolarCity of California.

The project includes upgrades to maximize energy efficiency that meet the National Green Building Standard. Once certified at the Emerald level, the project will be 50 percent more energy efficient than homes certified at LEED’s highest rating.

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