In the high-end home market, some buyers think buying a green property entails a lot of sacrifice and loss of amenities, but maybe this development in Santa Monica can change some of that. Located minutes from Montana Avenue, 939 Townhomes includes eight luxury green town homes that range in size from 1,853 to 3,009 square feet and in price from about $1,385,000 to $2,229,000.
In conjunction with Architect magazine's second annual listing of the Architect 50, the magazine also created a list of top 10 green architecture firms. Its findings are based upon surveys administered during the first three months of this year to 161 firms. The survey isn't large enough to consider all firms, but Architect welcomes applications through its team of editors.
Late last week, you may have heard, the USGBC, NRDC, and CNU officially launched LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND). The pilot program opened in July 2007 with about 240 participating projects. Now, with the launch, project teams around the world can register online and get going.