What Makes Our Homes Green

Joe is a Certified Green Building Professional and member of Build It Green. Many of our properties have been remodeled utilizing state-of-the-art green building standards and techniques. Waste was minimized, while re-use and recycling was emphasized. Each home demonstrates several eco/green features. Here’s just a sampling of the benefits you will experience when you stay at our green homes:

  • Energy Star appliances – reduces carbon footprint
  • Saline-based system cleanses the pool & spa water – gentle on your hair, skin & eyes
  • Solar thermal pool heating – cuts your pool heating costs and reduces carbon footprint
  • Organic, high-quality Shampoo and Body Wash
  • Green cleaning solutions – less exposure to VOCs and chemicals
  • Low-NOX, natural gas, high efficiency pool heater – reduces carbon footprint
  • High walkable score (to shops, restaurants, & nature hikes)nd/or shade protection – reduces carbon footprint
  • Energy efficient pool pump & gas heater – reduces carbon footprint
  • Dramatically less exposure than normal to indoor chemicals/contaminants (e.g., toxic formaldehyde and VOCs) – healthier indoor environment, easier on those with allergies & sensitivities
  • 100% recycled glass tile in bathrooms
  • High recycled content stainless steel used in kitchen
  • Recycled content carpet tiles in dining area and bedrooms
  • Extensive use of quality, vintage/modern furniture
  • Most furniture & cabinetry made from sustainable woods
  • High efficiency, yet high performance, WaterSense-certified toilets – reduces water use without impacting performance
  • Specially selected low flow faucets and shower heads – reduces water use without impacting performance
  • Double pane, low-e windows and doors, south-side with special desert glazing and/or shade protection – reduces carbon footprint
  • High efficiency, refrigerant-free desert evaporative cooler in addition to EnergyStar-installed air conditioner – reduces carbon footprint, ozone-friendly
  • High efficiency, top rated front loading washer/dryer – reduces water use without impacting performance
  • Exterior is mostly paint-free stucco with impregnated color
  • Interior walls feature paint-free venetian plaster or no-VOC paints
  • Drought-tolerant, native landscaping – reduces water use
  • Extra insulation with high recycled content (including 85% recycled demin UltraTouch) – reduces carbon footprint

We were careful to chose green products that would meet or exceed all of your expectations. We didn’t want to compromise on functionality or design. What good is a water efficient toilet that requires two flushes to work?! We’re happy with the result, and we hope you are, too.