Green Community: Navarro GrovesPosted 02/20/2018
Nothing says home, sweet home like blooming citrus and unhindered sunsets.
Life amid the foothills of Phoenix’s South Mountain truly is a breathtaking experience. A quick drive alongside this iconic destination and you’ll see why we chose this unique spot for our latest community, Navarro Groves, an intimate 54-home enclave designed to reflect the historic elements and desert beauty of its rural roots.
Elements, including citrus trees from the orchard’s original operations, are subtly woven into the community, resulting in a sense of place that simultaneously conveys agricultural, desert beauty and urban connectivity.
But, what would such an urban retreat be without minding the very environment that surrounds it? Our thoughts exactly. That’s why we’ve designed each and every home at Navarro Groves to meet the rigorous standards of the LEED® Certified designation from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the industry’s leading authority on green homebuilding.
What does that mean for homebuyers? Here are three reasons purchasing a LEED® Certified home at Navarro Groves is a smart buy:
LEED® and Energy Star-certified homes are designed to use 30 to 50 percent less energy than typical homes, leaving more “green” in your pocket to enjoy the area’s diverse dining, shopping and entertainment. With water-efficient fixtures, LED lighting, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, Energy Star® appliances, and Wi-Fi enabled, programmable thermostats, there are countless ways to save energy and money in your new Navarro Groves home.
It’s widely known that Arizona’s high desert can be mildly troublesome to those who are sensitive to dust or pollen, but many don’t realize new innovations are allowing homeowners to literally wipe their indoor air clean. Consider the homes at Navarro Groves. Each meets the EPA’s Indoor airPLUS specifications by minimizing exposure to airborne pollutants and contaminants. According to the EPA, poor indoor air quality can lead to eye irritation, headaches, allergies, respiratory problems such as asthma, and other serious health problems. With features like LOW-VOC, water-based paint, Merv 8 air filters and fresh air intake systems, LEED® homes can help keep you and your family feeling healthier all year long.
Homes with green or energy-efficient upgrades are in high-demand. And, it doesn’t look like the penchant for environmentally friendly homes is waning anytime soon. According to NerdWallet, a leading financial education and empowerment website, homes with these features can expect to increase in value much more than a typical home. If you add in the location factor at Navarro Groves, which sits comfortably in the up-and-coming South Mountain submarket, homeowners can sleep easy knowing they’ve made a great investment.
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