America's Top 10 Green Housing Developments

The best sustainable, eco-friendly places to live across the nation

| January/February 2008

Our picks for America's best green housing developments emphasize communities working toward sustainability by incorporating green building, energy efficiency and reuse of previously developed land. Several are enrolled in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) programs such as LEED for Neighborhoods (LEED-ND) or LEED for Homes. Our 10 favorites are listed alphabetically by city.

1. Austin, Texas:  Mueller

The old municipal airport—just minutes from the University of Texas and downtown—is a 711-acre redevelopment with homes, shops, businesses, restaurants, an elementary school and parks. Austin Energy is certifying all buildings to high efficiency.

• Green options for homes, including tankless water heaters, programmable thermostats, solar panels

• Graywater reused for low-water, native landscaping

• 25 percent of housing for lower-income owners or renters

6/7/2014 12:22:27 PM

I found a lot of houses for sale that were built using renewable building materials and have solar hot water and electricity from solar panels installed on the roof, the price is a little higher than the other houses but it is totally worth it. Based on what I saw on the internet, someone can find the best green housing offers on, the website has a user friendly interface and has a lot of options when you make an advanced search.

5/22/2014 5:31:43 AM

I agree with this and it is a good step to make our environment pollution free and develop our country. Most carbon dioxide gas emission takes place through vehicle. It is our responsible to stop these. For why we have different process. Car service at right time is one of them. After this we go for immediate repair the damage part of cars when it require. I follow all these for my lovely BMW.

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