The Art of Sustainable Luxury Green Homes
Tour a Luxury Green Residence
The Broward Branch of the USGBC South Florida Chapter is proud to invite you to tour a luxury green residence in Lighthouse Point. Come meet the Developer, Architect, Green Building Consultant and Energy Rater. See firsthand how this home hopes to achieve LEED for Homes Silver certification, as well as a Florida Green Building Coalition Gold certification. Learn about the project’s history, design and construction process, as well as an in-depth look at the HERS energy rating process on this home.
Zahn Development was recently featured in the Miami Hearld South Florida Home Section.
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PRESS RELEASE A new environmentally-sound luxury waterfront home in Lighthouse Point , Fla. promised to save its owners as much as 50 percent in electrical costs, yet offers unique ultra contemporary features and quick deep water access to the Atlantic Ocean. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PR Log (Press Release)
– Dec 22, 2009
– In today’s depressed home market, real estate professionals are looking for creative ways to stand out. One homebuilder in Broward County’s Lighthouse Point neighborhood is blending what he believes is a dual trend in both green living and contemporary design into a new home being built as the first LEED-certified luxury, waterfront home in Lighthouse Point and Broward County. The home is expected to save its owners as much as 50 percent in energy costs and is proof that design does not have to suffer in the quest for sustainability.
“Today’s homebuyers are concerned about the environment and also want an alternative to the Mediterranean and Key West style homes that are so prevalent in South Florida,” said Andrew Zahn, LEED AP, with Zahn Development, a company that has been building high-end homes for more than 50 years. “Buyers have been telling us for some time now that they want a one-story that’s not a ‘McMansion’.”
A LEED home has to adhere to a strict point-based certification system that measures how well a structure performs as a green home and is administered by the non-profit U.S. Green Building Council (www.usgbc.org/leed/homes). The Zahns also are seeking certification from the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) Green Home Standard, a statewide program that addresses Florida climate-specific issues.