Green Homes Colorado: Our Commitment To Go Green

Commitment To Go Green

At Townhomes on Vine we take our commitment to our community and the environment seriously.

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Electric Vehicles are no longer a vision for tomorrow. They are here today and all indicators point to EVs quickly becoming a growing mode of transportation. Very few apartments or townhomes have satisfactory EV charging facilities.

At Townhomes on Vine we believe our homeowners (and the home buyers after them) should be able to accommodate EVs now. To that end, each of our garages is roughed-in for a 240V, 40 Amp Circuit which enables installation of a Level 2 charging station which will allow most EVs to be charged within 8-12 hours. The smaller batteries of plug-in Hybrid EVs can be charged even faster, usually within 3-5 hours.

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Our new homes are not the drafty and uncomfortable homes of yesterday. With an Energy Star rating number over 80, our new homes save energy, and a lot of it! The insulation and construction techniques of today are a vast improvement of those typical only a decade ago. That means less pollution in the environment, and more money in your wallet.

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All of our homes come standard with Energy Star rated tankless hot water heaters. Keeping hot water hot in a big tank takes energy. Tankless hot water heaters provide hot water on demand and save energy. The rated tankless hot water heaters in our homes will typically save 25-35% in energy costs and last longer too, making them a wise choice from both economic and environmental perspectives.

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We have chosen to put a high-end smart thermostat in every home. Smart thermostats learn your habits to help save energy. They have been shown to save an average of 10-12% on heating costs and 15% on cooling costs. They can be accessed from anywhere via a smart phone app. They cost a bit more up front, but quickly pay for themselves.

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All of our home appliances are Energy Star certified products, which saves you money and helps reduce the impact on our environment. Our furnaces are 90% efficient, variable-speed systems. A variable-speed system pairs a variable-speed blower with a computer-controlled thermostat. These systems can run at several different levels, adjusting automatically to maintain a constant, comfortable, temperature.

We only spec quality low-E double pane windows for our homes. Low-E stands for low emissivity, which means low levels of radiant heat are emitted, reducing heat transfer. Low-E windows use an invisible thin coat of metallic particles on the inside of double pane windows to achieve this low heat transfer. Additionally, this thin metallic coat limits UV penetration into the home, protecting household items from UV damage. Low-E coatings have come a long way in the last few years, creating a more comfortable home and saving a great deal of energy both at the same time.

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LED lighting saves energy on a grand scale over incandescent bulbs, saving up to 90% in electricity bills. While older LED bulbs put out a harsh light, the newer bulbs are excellent. All of our LED lighting has been chosen to produce the quality warm tones that most people appreciate.

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One of the biggest drivers of HOA dues the cost of water associated with landscaping. At Townhomes on Vine we have endeavored to minimize irrigation costs through wise design and management. Plantings have been chosen to provide a pleasing surrounding while at the same time minimizing water usage. Very importantly, the irrigation system has been designed to water efficiently and only when necessary.

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VOCs are “volatile organic compounds” that can off-gas from building products which can be harmful to the environment and humans. These VOCs include compounds like formaldehyde, benzene, toluene, and other solvents VOCs often been found in paints, sealants, adhesives, particle boards, carpets and pads, manufactured wood products, and other building items.

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