Green-built communities are alive and well in Denver Colorado as well as around the country.
Some are new, and some have been around for quite a while. More and more homes are being built-green and homeowners are looking for ways to make their homes more efficient when remodeling.
The Smart Communities Network is a great place to go for information on the green building industry. Read about their philosophy and look at the building ideas. Whether you are looking for a new home or doing remodeling on your current home this is a useful resource.
One of the earliest socially aware communities in Denver was owned and still is, by Mile High Housing Co-op. It has been environmentally concerned and active since 1950. It is a good example of a social conscience and sustainable community. The homes were well designed on the lots with a park in the middle, a community garden, tennis courts and a small outdoor theater. This is a great place to live – green-built communities Denver CO.
The neighborhood design was the work of a well-known architect, Eugene Sternberg. He and a group of professors from the University of Denver formed the co-op. There are 32 homes located around the park. It’s a quiet neighborhood tucked away from prying eyes. It is in unincorporated Arapahoe County and the children go to Cherry Creek Schools. This neighborhood is the perfect definition of community.
Highline Crossing, in Littleton, is another early environmentally aware community. There is a community center and community garden. No cars allowed in the main housing area which makes it a great place for children to play and neighbors to socialize. The neighborhood reminds me a little of the small towns in Mexico. There is liberal use of stucco and wood, two-story and ranch designs. Many of the homes back to green space and have wonderful mountain views.
Arvada boasts a new community called Geos. All of the homes are heated and cooled using thermal energy from the sun and earth.
These are affordable communities. I believe in the future, more of these will become the standard
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