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Planned Residential Communities

This past week another developer contacted me through Active Rain. More and more it seems, a favorite eco-community near ashevilledevelopers are focusing on the advantages of green/sustainable design and development. These could-be-green developers want to know more than the statistics. They ask about items that are important to their home and land-buying clients - 

  Development Impact
  Construction Impact
  Ecosystem and Context
  Energy and Resource Efficiency
  Healthy-built Features
  Non-toxic materials
  Attractiveness and Curb Appeal
  LEED and/or Other Green Certification (such as the Greater Asheville Area's WNC HealthyBuilt Certification.) 

So today, I'm starting a series on eco design and development. I'll will take a look at LEEDS® and/or HealthyBuilt® Certified residential eco-communities from the perspective of trends, price ranges, development sizes and amenities, as well as the ecosystem-sustainability, development/construction impact- and green-built features and benefits. 

FIRST. . .the STATS. Though  I'm focusing here on Asheville, NC, please note: Other AR members tell me these STATS also are coming into play in their areas, as this could be a good heads-up to Eco Certified® Real Estate Consultants, REALTORS® and ECO Brokers®.

Number of Greater Asheville Area Eco-community/ WNC HealthyBuilt® eco-communities

Current :   15 +/-
Planned :  15 +/- 

Price Range for Residential Properties in WNC HealthyBuilt® eco-communities

 $ 225,000 to $3,500,000 + 

Size of various WNC HealthyBuilt® eco-communities and Planned Eco-developments 

Small - infill projects can be on  in-city 2-3AC Lots Zoned appropriately
Very Large Projects -on  thousands of acres where more than 50% is
    placed in conservation easement 

Amenities- Range from walkability and community organic gardens to rock climbing and are geared eco-friendly lifestyle choices. 

TUNE IN TOMORROW for more about Development Impact,  Construction Impact and the
  Ecosystem Context. Inquiring minds interested in  details on specific eco-friendly developments?  Let me know. ALSO...please let me know your STATS and I'll include them in this series. 

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My region has had earthships and strawbale homes for many years. Yet, I can't tell you how excited I am about home builders seriously considering the environmental impact of building and how that impact can be mitigated.

Posted by Sabrina Kelley, Woodland Park Colorado Mountain Homes and Land (ERA Herman Group Real Estate) almost 12 years ago


Earthships and straw bales and cobb cottages intrigue me. So do homes such as this one... a green-built promise for tomorrow.Here in Asheville, we actually have eco-developers aiming for net zero energy communities!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) almost 12 years ago

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