Chelsea Place-Ormond Beach Community goes Green!

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Daytona Beach real estate is finally going green! Well, actually, it’s Ormond Beach.

ICI Homes has a “green” community on Granada Blvd., (aka Hwy 40) in Ormond Beach that is now in phase 2. It’s Chelsea Place. The sales staff was nice enough to take me on a tour and show me a video of how these homes are different than homes of the past. Yes, I’m saying “homes of the past” because it won’t be much longer, that buyer’s are willing to settle for the old way of doing things. And why should they buy real estate that doesn’t come with an Energy Star® Rating in one of these green, or as ICI is calling, “E Factor” homes, is coming with a guarantee from Florida Power and Light (FPL) that if their heating and cooling expenses the amount on their guarantee, FPL will reimburse the home owner!

Another great feature of the homes in Chelsea Place is the insulation. Rather than the problematic fiberglass that is most commonly used, is the spray foam created by Demilec (USA) LLC, called Sealection® 500, which has outperformed fiberglass in large-scale fire testing. Sealection® 500 has achieved the lowest smoke index figure of any spray foam insulation available. This means that Sealection ® 500 produces half the smoke of the next closest foam. It also does not melt and drip like polystyrene foam, and will not spread flames. Another astonishing fact about Sealection® 500 is it’s ability to control attic temperature. Here in Central Florida where attic temperatures can exceed 100 degrees in the summer, in houses that area insulated with Sealection® 500, the temperature will not exceed 80 degrees. house for sale in Ormond Beach Florida

Some other fabulous features of the E Factor homes in Chelsea Place are...

  • Energy Star rated appliances that operate 20-30% more efficiently than traditional appliances.
  • Low E2 windows and doors. The windows are insulated glass and special coatings that reflect 2/3 of the sun’s U/V rays to prevent overheating and the fading of your furniture and decor.
  • Programmable thermostats and ultra-quiet bathroom exhaust fans that further reduce “carbon footprints”.
  • Variable speed air handlers that help control indoor humidity.
  • 14-Seer Air Conditioning.
  • Fresh Air Ventilation that keeps a positive pressure in the home, to hold out harmful pollutants and contaminants.
  • Cooler operating duct work and tightly sealed HVAC which minimizes dust and odors.
  • Carbon Monoxide alarms.
There are many more fabulous features in this one-of-a-kind community.
  • Luxury amenities: fitness center, beach entry pool, lounging areas, children’s playground.
  • Private parks and gathering pavilions.
  • Pavered driveways and walkways.
  • Gated, exclusive neighborhood.
  • Fabulous location with close proximity to new medical facilities, and major roadways.

Homes in Chelsea Place range from the upper $200's to the upper $300's.

For all your real estate needs, make a Smart Choice and contact Lisa C. Hill with Adams Cameron & Co.

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Nancy Brenner
Referral Associates of Georgia, Inc. - Roswell, GA
Roswell Georgia Real Estate Agent

I've always bought appliances that claimed to cost less to run.  If I was in the market for a new home, I'd buy 'green' in a heart-beat!  I'm so glad to see that builders are doing this.

PS- secret word is LIME - more green.  :-)

Mar 03, 2008 05:06 PM #1
Susie Blackmon
Ocala, FL
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

I read an article yesterday in the WSJ that was very interesting... especially the comment to the effect that sometimes going green can be as simple as downsizing the size of your mansion.  Thanks Lisa!

Mar 03, 2008 06:26 PM #2
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County
Interesting...going green and for not a lot of "green". Good price and lower utility bills, who would not want that?
Mar 04, 2008 01:25 AM #3
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Hi Lisa~

Hope you will enter this in the GREEN is RED  HOT Contest...!!!

all you need to do is let us know that you will be entering and ADD "green awareness" to the tags

Mar 04, 2008 02:04 AM #4
Krista L. Walker
Coldwell Banker Pro West - Medford, OR
Oregon- Homes & Real Estate for Sale
these seemed well priced.  Is there a big difference in DAytona for Green vs regular?  It costs about $25 to $40k more fo a house here
Mar 05, 2008 03:16 AM #5
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate
Krista- The price difference is about the same here.
Mar 05, 2008 01:48 PM #6
Ann Cummings
RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent

Hi Lisa - this sounds like a really neat new development.  I would be willing to bet that developments like this will soon be popping up in other places as well.  I love the renderings of those homes, especially the first one - reminds me of homes up here in New England.  You list of features on those E-Factor homes shows just how easy and simple it can be to head in the direction of green.

Nice post!

Mar 09, 2008 08:29 AM #7
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate
Ann- In phase I, they were building homes that were reminiscent of "Old Florida", or "Cracker" homes. But I guess they had some difficulty selling them, and many people requested the newer styles, so unfortunately, they're not building those models anymore. It's a shame too. We have enough cookie-cutter homes.
Mar 09, 2008 04:02 PM #8
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