Advantages of Solar Powered Homes: An Interview with Javier Cabrera of NetSolar Construction LLC

Tell us a little bit about your company and its foundation.

NetSolar was founded in March 2011 as a construction company dedicated to building energy efficient homes, specializing in Custom to Semi-custom Homes utilizing the latest technologies in the industry.

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NetSolar finished LEED home

Residence includes the makings of platinum status

After three months, the NetSolar Construction duo has completed their first home in the Metro Verde subdivision, which was built to achieve LEED platinum certification. Cousins Javier Cabrera and Emmanuel Dominguez began building the home at 3602 San Clemente Ave. in August with the intentions of constructing an energy-efficient and environmentally minded residence all within a matter of months.

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Showcase green home building

Tour brings attention to local energy-efficient builders

The Las Cruces Home Builders Association’s annual Spring Showcase of Homes begins Friday, April 19, and continues that weekend and next.

Be sure to schedule time to see the homes over one of the two showcase weekends. We really have a great community of homebuilders in Las Cruces and I don’t think you can match the quality and value anywhere else in the state.

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Getting to know: NetSolar Construction

NetSolar aims to build LEED homes with SIPs

When cousins Javier Cabrera and Emmanuel Dominguez decided to begin their own construction company, they wanted to provide the area with a something different – structural insulated panels (SIPs).

Establishing NetSolar Construction in March 2011, the cousins used their knowledge of construction, engineering and architecture to utilize the energy-effi cient building material in Las Cruces and El Paso.

“We saw a need for this and had talked about (starting our own company) a lot,” Cabrera said.

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NetSolar shoots for platinum

Construction begins on LEED certified homes

As the first phase of Metro Verde begins to take shape, builders wanting to reach that next level of green construction and energy efficiency are flocking to the area.

One such company is NetSolar Construction, owned by cousins Javier Cabrera and Emmanuel Dominguez.

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A step closer to LEED

Walls go up at NetSolar home in Metro Verde

The empty lot at 3602 San Clemente has begun to take shape as the walls of the residence are set in place the week of Sept. 10.

Javier Cabrera, co-owner of NetSolar with his cousin, Emmanuel Dominguez, said after they broke ground Wednesday, Aug. 15, they have been able to make headway on the property, which is being built to LEED platinum certification, as is the company’s property at 3638 San Clemente.

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Another step to LEED platinum

NetSolar homes take shape with efficient materials

New homes on the once vacant lots at 3602 and 3638 San Clemente Ave. have now taken shape, with the framework and roofing recently completed.

NetSolar Construction, which is building the properties to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design platinum certification, has made great strides in reaching its complete date, set for the end of October.

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NetSolar Construction is the brainchild of cousins Javier Cabrera and Emmanuel Dominguez, both originally from Chihuahua City, Mexico. Cabrera studied architecture – specializing in bioclimatic architecture, or green building – at Instituto Tecnológico de Chihuahua, and Dominguez studied civil engineering at Autonomous University of Chihuahua before fi nishing his bachelor’s degree at Brigham Young University.

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