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Las Vegas developer earns Builder of the Year honors

The green housing movement appears to be making further gains as the consumer is becoming increasingly aware of how valuable its contributions are to the reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gas generation. Concordia Homes, a Southern Nevada developer for years, was recently recognized by Las Vegas Business Press as the Developer of the Year in the green building category.

Concordia has for a long time produced homes using Energy Star guidelines, but then it reached a point where it felt it needed to do better than that. Energy-savvy home buyers were looking for more and it wanted to respond, so when it launched the Sommerset Community in Henderson, Nevada, it was going to go another step or two beyond Energy Star. As a result the signature equipment at the 48-unit development turns out to be the roof-based solar system installed in every home as a standard feature. To read the entire article, please click on the link in the first paragraph.


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Esko Kiuru
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Comment balloon 4 commentsEsko Kiuru • August 26 2008 10:10PM


Esko, the "Green Movement" is really picking up steam especially with the high cost of utilities these days.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) about 12 years ago


Green housing is making more sense every day.

Posted by Esko Kiuru about 12 years ago

Oh yea- as energy prices rise- certifications are going to be an increasingly valuable marketing tool. Anyone can say a home is GREEN- just because they installed a few CFLs. Especially our REALTOR friends out there that want to call themselves green even though they havent slightest clue what being GREEN actually means. EarthCraft Virginia is now offering certifications for renovation projects too. I just blogged about it- check it out when you can.

Posted by Mike Hogan, MBA (The Hogan Group at Keller Williams Realty) about 12 years ago


Green certification certainly will help separate the real ones from the rest.

Posted by Esko Kiuru about 12 years ago