Woodlands Edge Named America's Green Development Project of the Year - 2009

 

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June 6, 2009

 

The National Association of Home Builders has named Woodlands Edge as its Green Building Development of the Year. The association honored Rocket Properties, LLC at the 11th Annual NAHB National Green Building Conference in Dallas.

The development has also earned a 4-Star Green Certified rating from the NAHB Research Center, the highest rating possible and the first in America awarded to a residential development. The extensive certification process under the National Green Building Standard is verified by a certified third party and the only standard accepted by ANSI - The American National Standards Institute.

Woodlands Edge is a 780 acre green, low-impact residential development located in West Little Rock. Sustainable site design principles have been utilized in all phases of this master planned community. Almost 40% of the land has been preserved and protected in its natural condition.

Homes, streets and infrastructure have been integrated into the landscape while promoting the conservation and preservation of streams, forests and wildlife. An extensive trail system throughout the neighborhood encourages a healthy lifestyle and provides a strong connection to nature for residents.

Other community amenities include a fishing pond and creeks; a swimming pool, tennis courts, community clubhouse, playground, picnic areas and wildlife viewing areas, all built using green technologies.

More than 375 families currently live in Woodlands Edge in new homes ranging from $275,000 to over $600,000.

“Rocket Properties shows how far residential green development has come,” said Eric Borsting, chair of the NAHB Green Building Subcommittee. “This project is a great illustration of sustainable, environmentally responsible land development and a good example for our members as NAHB continues to lead green building into the mainstream."

Ron Tyne, managing member of Rocket Properties says, “Green, low-impact development is both environmentally responsible and economically sound. In a time of rapidly increasing environmental awareness, this award helps to showcase the many benefits of green development and to advance these green concepts. Home buyers, developers and government regulators can better understand that this is not only possible, but prudent and profitable as well. It’s a win-win proposition, and it’s the right thing to do."

Tyne continues, "Our home buyers tell us they were attracted by the country-like feel, the abundant wildlife and thick forests, the convenient location and the fact that their children can ride their bikes and hike on trails away from the threat of traffic.”

For more information on this award-winning neighborhood visit www.WoodlandsEdge.com.

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