Putting Sustainable Practices into Action- Asheville’s Villages at Crest Mountain

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Here at the Villages at Crest Mountain we have been talking with our Green Experts Team including Steve Cochran our Chief Sustainability Officer about putting sustainable practices into action.  

We have already taken steps to assure sustainability at the Villages. And we are proud of the way the Project is coming together. Here in Asheville it is a Project that has generated a great deal of interest.Overlooking the Villages at Crest Mountain Asheville NC

Right from the start  (see photo of land and view as we began the project) we asked Chuck Marsh to come on board as our Permaculture expert, and committed to  implementing the latest green technologies, including photovoltaic panels and rainwater harvesting on a development-wide scale.

 Our home models in a range of styles and prices all must be NC Healthy Built and Energy Star Certified. We have

  • made sustainability a core part of our vision
  • created ways for residents at the Villages at Crest Mountain to get involved in community activities
  • set realistic goals and plan, with the input of our neighbors in the community, to evolve and grow over time
  • made building decisions in terms of energy efficiency
  • pursued and met the requirements to be a U.S. Green Building Council LEED® for Neighborhood Development™ registered-project.
  • grounded the Villages at Crest Mountain in respect for nature and natural surroundings: Wildlife conservation and restoring habitat diversity, rainwater harvesting,  edible landscape design, and there is abundant common green space

 

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Comments (3)

ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779
REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK - Asheville, NC
CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com

Clint~ 

It is so interesting to me that you have ," made sustainability a core part of our vision." I think this may be a rare and amazing opportunity for those people who are lucky enough to live at the Villages at Crest Mountain. Asheville wins, too! Thank you.

Sep 29, 2010 04:52 PM
Villages at Crest Mountain
Asheville, NC

Asheville understands and supports sustainable strategies in so many ways.  It has a been a long time coming for developers to get on board with this mind set.  Our business model of affordable price points, enviromentally friendly design, proximity to Asheville, communitiy ammenitities, and breathtaking views of Asheville and Blue Ridge Mountains has lead to 13 sales in 2010.  Our LEED registered community is underway in Asheville.

Sep 30, 2010 04:05 AM
ASHEVILLE REALTY REFERRAL RESOURCE 828-776-0779
REAL ESTATE REFERRAL NETWORK - Asheville, NC
CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com

It is very exciting to hear that there really is a LEED registered community evolving right here in Asheville... Congratulations!

Oct 05, 2010 07:14 AM