Monday, June 20, 2011

Luxury New Homes in Arizona Showcase Newest Green Build Best Practices

The "new normal" in residential green building has taken a leap forward, in terms of establishing cutting edge best practices worth emulating. A new home community in the Paradise Valley, Arizona area recently opened a neighborhood of 32 homes that exemplify multiple fresh ideas. The Village at Paradise Reserve, built by Cullum Homes, showcases innovations such as insulation sprayed on the roof ceiling instead of the attic floor, use of 20 SEER HVAC units with independent zones in each major room of the house with their own thermostats, and crisp and clean illumination provided by ultra energy-efficient LED lighting.

Sales have been boosted by the green features of the homes, with Phase One of the community selling out in just eight weeks after the grand opening of the furnished models - quite a feat in the stagnant Phoenix real estate market. For more information about the environmentally conscious aspects of the build, you can read about the project on Yahoo, Green Building Pro and http://cullumhomes.com/mediakit.asp.

Article Contributed by:
Carrie Morgan
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