Posted on 27 April 2009.
Amidst the gently rolling slopes of La Jolla Valley in San Diego, California, the Green community of Del Sur offers old-world charm only artisans and craftsmen could provide. Hand-painted tiles, handcrafted ironwork and one-of-a-kind metal detailing ensures the rich architecture will be individual and distinct from your neighbors. The Del Sur community currently features 11 neighborhoods with homes of all styles, so whether you are single, a young couple, or a new family – welcome home.
Avaron offers the epitome of luxury. Bridgewalk is one of the most affordable communities with a focus on family living. New families will find a pool, tot lot and plenty of open space for their growing family. Cabrillo suggests the formal elegance of the early 20th century neighborhoods. Gables Crossing hints at Old World California Country living. Kensington is an eclectic mix of creative twists on old world details. Mandolin is the first condominium community available in the Del Sur community displays the rustic luxury of Tuscan-style architecture. Pasado encourages community with wrap-around porches and tree-lined streets.
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Posted on 23 April 2009.
In addition to meeting green-building practices and environmental requirements, the master planned community of Del Sur is much more interested in exceeding them. Del Sur mandates their builders to meet recycling and conservation requirements. This has allowed over 92 percent of construction waste to be diverted from the landfill and reused in other community building projects.
Del Sur requires at least 20 percent of the homes to include solar energy systems, while many neighborhoods are incorporating solar power in up to 40 percent of homes. When completed Del Sur will be one of the largest solar-powered communities in California. Having partnered with SunPower Corporation, the SunPower SunTile allows residents to meet up to 50 percent of their electricity needs.
The annual effect of Del Sur's solar-powered community is the same as planting nearly 40,000 trees. And according to a recent survey by Kelton Research, 94 percent of Americans support increased development of solar power in the United States.
All homes include mandatory high-efficiency tankless water heaters and on-demand, sensor-based hot water recirculation systems. There's even weather-based satellite irrigation systems with optional service. And 50 percent of all landscaping was planted with native and drought-resistant plants. Recycled water is used in common-area irrigation as permitted by the SD County Health Department.
Other “green” options are available for residents to incorporate such as Energy Star appliances. And all homes feature low toxin paint and low emission windows.
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