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Affordable Density

Posted by Matt Power

Dec 1, 2013 11:56:00 AM

2013 Green Home of the Year Awards
Best Community Project - Davis, California

An "odd-shaped bit of property" adjacent to a highway provided the opportunity for 69 affordable green residences.

JUDGES PRAISED THE New Harmony community’s welcoming design, and particularly appreciated the attention to indoor air quality and noise—given the parcel’s location directly adjacent to busy I-80 traffic.

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Topics: PV, California, Green Landscaping, Indoor Air Quality, solar, 2013 Green Home of the Year Awards, Community Rebuilding

Eco Overhaul - Best Community Project - Fayetteville, AR

Posted by Matt Power

Dec 1, 2012 5:13:00 PM

THIS RENOVATION COMPLETELY overhauled the living systems of four existing apartment buildings constructed between 1968 and 1972. The old structures, the architect explains, “had great bones of precast concrete and split-face block, but were drastically lacking in thermal comfort, air quality and aesthetic appeal.”

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Topics: Built-In Furniture, Community, solar hot water, Low Flow Faucets, natural daylighting, Residential Retrofit, LED Lighting, 2012 Green Home of the Year Awards, Community Rebuilding, green community, renovation, Paint

Cove Community

Posted by Cati O'Keefe

Sep 1, 2012 9:45:00 AM

Seabourn Cove, the largest green multifamily community in the country, doesn’t have a decorated model open, yet rentals are being snapped up as quickly as each new building opens its doors. Nearly 50% of the projected 456-townhome community in Boynton Beach, Fla., is leased out, primarily, says the development team, because of its energy- and money-saving green features.

“Today, to hit the market, you have to look at the end user,” says Rick Lococo, managing partner of Seabourn Cove. “We have people waiting in lines. The velocity is fantastic. These people can all buy homes, but they want to live in high-end units. They are educated and prefer energy efficiency and are concerned about the environment.”

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Topics: Energy Star, water saving, Community Rebuilding, Florida


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