Arizona Builder Launches 2 LEED Certified Developments

Arizona Builder Launches 2 LEED Certified Developments

Model Home at Hawthorn Manor

Scottsdale-based Maracay Homes has announced two Phoenix-area neighborhoods that are designed to earn the LEED Certified designation.

The Preserve at Adora Trails neighborhood in Gilbert and the Hawthorn Manor development in Chandler will be registered with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) with the goal of earning the LEED Certified designation.

Maracay officials say this makes the company the only large-scale homebuilder in metro Phoenix building homes to achieve LEED certification through USGBC, a third-party rating system that verifies compliance across several areas addressing sustainability.

According to the USGBC, LEED certified homes are designed to use 30 to 60 percent less energy than typical homes, saving residents thousands of dollars down the road.

The homes in both neighborhoods will meet the EPA’s Indoor airPLUS specifications and will feature water-efficient fixtures, LED lighting, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, Energy Star appliances, Wi-Fi enabled, programmable thermostats and much more.

Model Home at Adora Trails

The Preserve at Adora Trails, located inside the Adora Trails master-planned community, will feature 82 single-story homes from a choice of five floor plans, ranging from 2,494 to 3,342 square feet in size. The neighborhood’s extra-large home sites offer an average of 10,000 square feet of ground space. Residents of Adora Trails will also gain access to the community’s clubhouse, catch-and-release lake, pool, sports facilities and walking trails.

Hawthorn Manor features single-story homes on 84 oversized home sites, with a choice between four floor plans ranging in size from 3,030 to 3,839 square feet. The Hawthorn Manor homes feature gourmet kitchens with G.E. stainless steel appliances, built-in double ovens, 36-inch gas cooktops, vented hoods, staggered upper kitchen cabinets, granite slab kitchen countertops, and tankless water heaters.

Maracay Homes is a member of TRI Pointe Group, a family of premium regional homebuilders supported by the significant resources, economies of scale and thought leadership of a national foundation.

The group also includes Pardee Homes in California and Nevada, Quadrant Homes in Washington, Trendmaker Homes in Texas, TRI Pointe Homes in California and Colorado and Winchester Homes in Washington, D.C. 

Read more about LEED and other green home certifications.


Topics: Building Green, Certification / LEED, Energy Star, Going Green, Home Design & Plans, Sustainable Communities, WaterSense

Companies: U.S. Green Building Council

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