“Green” Build-Out and Appliance Trends

In order to match consumer demand for a more eco-conscious lifestyle, the development world is trending towards sustainable residential design and finish out of properties.

There’s currently a new host of “green” appliances and building materials to consider in the initial stages of planning an eco-friendly residential project. While residents want the latest sustainable ideas, costs must be considered as value has also become a commodity in the mix for current buyers.

A prime example this trend resides in Austin, Texas. Fortis Realty answered the call for a more sustainable lifestyle with its wildly successful re-development of 904 West, a multi-residential building.

Green initiatives that 904 West has implemented include:

  • Largely recycled/green materials and green building techniques
  • The first multi-resident complex in Texas with a solar photovoltaic energy system with panels covering 80 percent of the roof
  • Each unit can monitor their solar energy use.
  • State-of-the-art tankless water heaters [stored under solar panel on roof]
  • 100-percent recessed LED lighting

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Written by greenlivingguy

The Green Living Guy, Seth Leitman is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an Author, Radio Host, Reporter, Writer and a Environmental Consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides and more. Seth's books range from: # Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman (2nd and 3rd editions) # Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle by Seth Leitman # Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel # Green Lighting by Seth Leitman, Brian Clark Howard and Bill Brinsky # Solar Power For Your Home by David Findley # Renewable Energies For Your Home by Russel Gehrke # Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audits by David Findley # Build Your Own Small Wind Power System by Brian Clark Howard and Kevin Shea # and more green living books to follow.