It's not easy being green, but we feel it's important. Even if one doesn't believe in "global warming", the responsible thing to do is use less resources.
Main Street Village has been designed and built as a green building that qualifies for LEED-NCv2.2 (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for New Construction) certification under the US Green Building Council. The requirements to build a sustainable community are strict, and not easy to achieve. Click here to find out more about how Main Street Village was built with the environment in mind.
The end result? A sustainable community built with minimal damage to the environment designed to encourage environmentally friendly practices.Our Green Living FeaturesWater Reducing FaucetsDual-flush High Efficiency ToiletWhirlpool Energy Star DishwasherEnergy Efficient Water HeaterWhirlpool Energy Star Refrigerator Low VOC (volatile organic compounds) PaintCRI Green Label Plus Shaw Tuftex CarpetCRI Green Label Plus Carpet CushionMilgard Low E Vinyl WindowsCompact Fluorescent Recessed LightingOccupancy Sensor Switch in BathroomGreen Cleaning ProductsOur Eco-Friendly AmenitiesExpansive Community Garden AreaLEV/FEV parking Extensive Bicycle Parking
What is LEED certification? Read all about what membership entails at www.usgbc.org.
Links you will find useful in your quest for all things green:
Determine your carbon footprint and ways to offset it.
Visit carbonfund.org or carbonrally.com to offset your carbon footprint.
Check out Fightglobalwarming.com for an informative newsletter and tips to getting and staying on a “low carbon diet”. www.localharvest.org offers a zip code search to find locally grown produce near you.
Go to brighterplanet.com to take a climate profile and track your climate impact over time.
Tour treehugger.com to discover do-it-yourself websites and in depth green articles.