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March 25th, 2011 / 5-8 pmExperience contemporary art and architecture in the first LEED certified home in Broward.
Come over and enjoy the ambiance, drinks and hors d’oeuvres. View a new display of art work from six South Florida artists and furniture from Concepto Modern Living. Also see the new installation of eco-friendly motorized shades by High Tech Window Designs.
This home is the true definition of contemporary Eco-Luxury as it combines high end designer finishes and a prime waterfront location with environmentally friendly materials and extreme energy and water efficiency. Listed for $2,450,000
Zahn Development was recently featured in Saving Green Magazine. Read the article below
THE FIRST LEED HOME IN BROWARD COUNTY
WHAT IT MEANS
by Cindy Ragan, Saving Green Magazine, Oct/Nov 2010
A beautiful, waterfront home built in Lighthouse Point is the first LEED certified green home in the county. LEED means Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design by the internationally recognized U.S. Green Building Council in Washington, D.C. Instead of building another mega-mansion, Zahn Development, who has been building homes in Lighthouse Point for three generations, chose to build a luxury sustainable home. Andrew Zahn, who is a LEED accredited
professional, spearheaded the project not only with the conviction that this was a savvy business decision, but also to demonstrate that sustainability benefits people, profits, and the planet (the triple bottom line).
The current attitudes toward social responsibility and sustainable resources have inspired many people in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area to seek out eco friendly homes for sale. While there are not many of these currently on the market, the trend is inspiring tremendous growth in the market of designs for those who would like to build new green homes. Zahn Development is creating some of the most advanced, energy-efficient and green designs for contemporary Florida homes.
One of the many benefits of green homes is their efficient use of energy. Zahn Development can design and build solar-powered homes that provide all of the electrical power necessary for the entire property. Home solar panel systems supply electricity by using sunlight, the most renewable resource available. A home solar power panel generates this power by using photovoltaic semiconductors to change solar radiation into direct current (DC) electricity. This is then converted to AC, or alternating current electricity, that can be used by standard household wiring systems and appliances. READ MORE
The impact our lifestyles have on our future is profound. Careless or irresponsible use of our limited natural resources and casual attitudes regarding the effects of toxic chemicals on our bodies and our environment are quickly becoming obsolete in the minds of those who want to preserve the beauty and wonder of our land for ourselves and for the generations to come. The realization that human beings need to be better stewards of the earth has created a big demand for new, eco-sustainable homes.
House hunters who are looking to own Fort Lauderdale waterfront homes or Miami waterfront homes are especially concerned about maintaining the natural beauty of the surroundings. For those who seek the many benefits of eco-sustainable homes in South Florida, Zahn Development can help them achieve their dreams. Zahn provides contemporary Florida homes with luxury architectural styling and ecologically sustainable construction in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area. We are quickly becoming a leader in the practice of green building, providing energy efficient, toxin-free environments that are resistant to hurricanes and other extreme weather conditions. A LEED-certified green home from Zahn Development combines smart, environmentally-responsible living with luxurious comfort and modern style. READ MORE
For those looking to explore the remarkable features of green homes in Florida, we invite you to take a look at our exquisite new eco-sustainable home for sale. This is a gorgeous example of the seamless combination of an environmentally sound, energy-efficient green home and the stylish, open design of the best of contemporary Florida homes. The newly-constructed marvel includes the features that provide a healthy living environment with all the beauty of contemporary architecture.
This 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home, offering almost 4000 square feet of living space, is the first LEED- certified green home in Broward County. Located just minutes from the ocean in Lighthouse Point, the home features solar energy, low flow landscape irrigation, energy-efficient hurricane-resistant windows and extra insulation for enhanced temperature control. The home was constructed using ecologically- friendly building materials wherever possible, including low VOC paints, epoxies and sealants to provide cleaner quality air inside the house. The Energy Star appliances and tankless water heaters contribute to efficient household operation, saving both money and energy. Even the 42’-long lap pool functions using a chlorine-free filtering system. READ MORE
You are invited to experience contemporary art and architecture in the newly furnished Glass House! Friday July 16, 2010 from 6-9pm enjoy wine & cheese and amazing works of art from local South Florida artists. Click to see the invitation: READ MORE