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Weatherford Place
 
Weatherford PlaceJan 25, 2013
is Roswell, Georgia's Charming EcoCraft Community
 
 

Weatherford Place is a solar community of eight "EcoCraft" homes located just steps away from historic downtown Roswell, Georgia. Anyone who is interested in eco-friendly living, and who would also like to put down roots in a safe, family-oriented community should take a look at all that Weatherford Place has to offer. The homes available in this special neighborhood aren't "just" eco-friendly. They were designed to set the standard for green living, and in doing so the entire community has been certified LEED platinum! Even with each home occupying a wooded lot and featuring access to nature trails and bicycle friendly roads, the community is just a block away from the restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and cultural activities of the beautiful historic downtown area of Roswell. Weatherford Place is truly a spot where a family can thrive while enjoying all the benefits of green living.

This one-of-a-kind community is the first to consist entirely of EcoCraft homes. Designed by an award-winning architect and builder, an EcoCraft home is "designed and built to nature's code." Each home combines the highest standards of green living and construction: EnergyStar for Homes, EarthCraft home standards, and LEED certification.  Conceived and built by Cadmus Construction, each Weatherford Place home is over 100% more energy efficient than a regular home, meaning big savings for homeowners on utility costs over the life of the home. EnergyStar homes are energy efficient and high quality, creating a lower demand for energy and reducing air pollution. EarthCraft is a green building program that also features increased energy efficiency, plus better water conservation and low overall maintenance. The LEED certification shows that each Weatherford Place home meets strict criteria in all areas of design, construction and daily operation. Together, all of these standards make it possible for the entire Weatherford Place community to be considered "net-zero," with homes actually capable of producing more electricity and hot water than necessary to operate!

Not only are the Weatherford Place homes a testament to the highest green living standards available, but they also feature the charm and sophistication homebuyers would expect from a luxury home. Designed in the Town and Country style, the homes boast stone countertops, fireplaces, 10-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, a garage and a private backyard. The homes also feature space available for an exercise room, a library or office, and a recreation room. Access to downtown is available by a short walk or bike ride, and homeowners can also access nature trails that lead to picturesque Crossville Creek. Nearby Roswell, Georgia's first bicycle friendly community, is packed with things to see and do all year-round, and was voted "Best Place to Live" in metro Atlanta.  Roswell is also listed as one of the top three cities in the nation to raise a family. 

Green features in each home abound, as well. Homes in this community actually produce electricity, and through a hybrid pulse metering system and an agreement with the builder, the green solar energy is bought back from the homeowner by Georgia Power and then made available on the grid again right away. All appliances in the homes are EnergyStar, and green construction materials such as pre-cast foundations and Icynene Brand insulation, zero or low-VOC paints, and low-flow plumbing fixtures were used in the construction of each home. A special rain harvesting container is included underground to collect rainwater for irrigation. All the glass used in the homes' windows is "energy glass," which is designed to reflect heat back into the room during the winter, and repel heat away from the home from the summer sun.

If you're searching for the perfect combination of a family-friendly community and green living, you'll find it at Weatherford Place. It's on track to be one of the greenest neighborhoods in the country, and is already located in a community voted one of the best places to live in the country. This combination of safe family atmosphere and low environmental impact make Weatherford Place a unique opportunity for eight lucky families.

 

 
 
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