We all make choices every day. We choose what to have for dinner, what TV program to watch, what magazine article to read, yet some of our choices have far reaching impacts that affect our future and the futures of generations to come. When we choose a home, either to buy or build, our decisions affect the future of our planet, our neighborhoods and our way of life. If we believe ourselves to be responsible stewards of our environment, how can we not choose to have our houses create as small an impact on the environment as is reasonable.
-Choosing to go green is not necessarily about choices that reduce our comfort levels, or cost more. The Preserve at Two Ford is a community that was designed from its inception to lessen our impact on the environment. Having reserved 50% of its acreage as green space, most of that being heavily wooded, the designers have created an environment where all homes are private in the rear and have ready access to walking trails, streams and nature in abundance.
All the homes are then built to EarthCraft House standards, creating energy savings of 30% to 50% over standard housing, producing better indoor air quality, conserving water, and using resource efficient materials for construction. For those who wish to further minimize their impact on the environment, we offer solar, geothermal and rainwater harvesting options.
-Building an EarthCraft House is about constructing a healthy, more valuable home while minimizing environmental impacts. EarthCraft House follows a systems approach to home building that stresses an understanding of how the different components of a home work together. This approach results in a home that performs better, is more economical for the homeowner and costs little more to build than a comparable home built with standard construction practices.
We invite you to visit The Preserve at Two Ford to see for yourself how living responsibly feels.
“To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived, that is to have succeeded.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson-