South Florida Real Estate | Eco-Friendly: Understanding ‘Go Green’ Real Estate
Fort Lauderdale Real Estate / Fort Lauderdale REALTORS® / New Construction in Ft Lauderdale
There are many discussions about Eco-Friendly commercial real estate and now even more talk within the residential real estate of homes, townhomes, condominiums and villas. As REALTORS® selling real estate in Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, Boca Raton and all areas in between, The Henri Frank Group at REMAX Preferred is learning more, keeping educated with this latest Eco-Friendly movement in building new construction real estate.
What does it all mean to you as a consumer? Let me help you sort it out. Hard to get all of this information into one article, I’ve decided to do a 4-part series of Eco-Friendly preconstruction and I will begin with the community in Oakland Park-Fort Lauderdale-Wilton Manors area, 43 Urban Village, being built by Robert Saporiti of IDI Properties since he has planned this project with the “Go-Green” concept.
There are literally dozens aspects to building residential properties. The commonly known are the roof, the electrical, plumbing, windows and the list continues. I can remember the buzz word 15-20 years ago related to Echo-Friendly was Energy-Efficient. The products manufactured for the home, like appliances, hot water heaters, air conditioning systems, heating systems and windows were being marketed with an energy-efficiency rating.
However, now as we enter into the 21st century, energy-efficiency is still a priority and is the basis of building construction and apart of the construction process, but it has escalated to a deeper vision of saving our natural resources, saving money and to a much broader concept, changing to Eco-Friendly lifestyles.
The State of Florida, USA has challenges more than other regions of the country. Especially here in South Florida we are confronted with 200mph windstorms, hurricanes with wind and flooding combinations and deep hot weather in the summer. I think it is the trade-off for a year round tropical lifestyle that money can’t buy anywhere else in the United States. So to enjoy this lifestyle, to embrace this region, years of experiments and research have led us to Eco-Friendly, Energy-Efficient choices in our South Florida homes.
As Realtors in Fort Lauderdale, and Realtors selling real estate throughout South Florida, we have knowledge of this concept to pass along to our clients. It is our responsibility as a buyers representative that at the very least, have a clear understanding of the bones of a home, like the windows, the roof, the air conditioning system and more.
Let’s take a close look at the Eco Friendly aspects of the newest project that the REALTORS® of the Henri Frank Group, Henri Vezie and Frank Vigliotti are representing the developer in selling, Live+Work Townhomes of the 43Urban Village in Broward County Florida.
Quickly becoming very popular is the Live + Work lifestyle. By purchasing a Live+Work home, as an individual owning real estate, you can make your investment even more important towards the sustainability of the earth’s environment. You can make a contribution to the community you live and this lifestyle, I believe is one of the biggest contributions.
Taken from the website for the 43Urban Village project are the highlights of the Eco-Friendly aspects:
- v It enables a “zero-commute” lifestyle. Auto travel contributes a large portion of the greenhouse gas emissions. The shorter the commute to work, the less fuel you burn.
- v Creating pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods reduces the reliance on automobiles. Being close to your customers, clients and employees cuts down on auto travel.
- v Using recycled land in urban areas saves open space and provides an intelligent alternative to suburban sprawl.
- v Combining living and working spaces makes the best use of scarce resources (one property not two).
- v Major reductions in waste of electricity, gas, and water.
- v Compact building design means more energy efficiency. Units stay cooler in the summer and warmer in our colder months.
- v Close proximity to shopping and services.
- v Bus lines just outside your door.
Energy efficient homes reduce energy costs and save you money. The vision of Robert Saporiti of IDI Developers for this exciting project works to meet or exceed the requirements for ENERGY STAR Homes by incorporating the following:
v ENERGY STAR appliances
v Programmable thermostats
v Extra Insulation
v Compact fluorescent light bulbs
v Day lighting
v High efficiency mechanical equipment (14.5 SEER)
v Solar Ban 60 Low-E Glass
Conserving water saves money, conserving water is an effort to preserving our natural resources and meet the ongoing demand for this basic human need and the 43Urban Village design includes:
v Low flow faucets
v Low volume flush toilets
v Drought tolerant plants and native shade tree species
v Pervious surfaces
v Rain sensor for sprinkler system
Choosing the right materials and building practices is also environmentally friendly and promotes health and indoor air quality:
v Recycling of demolition and construction materials
v Rapidly renewable materials such as bamboo flooring
v Long lasting and well insulated durable exteriors
v All natural material wood cabinetry
If you are considering buying a home in South Florida, contact the REALTORS® Henri Vezie and Frank Vigliotti, founders of the Henri Frank Group. By contacting REALTORS® that are experienced and who know the process of the real estate transaction from A to Z will ensure you have gotten the best deal in this real estate of 2013, the you have gotten all the information you need to purchase a property. The Henri Frank Group at REMAX Preferred is located in Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors, Plantation and Hillsboro Shores. We are centrally located to all neighborhoods from South Beach in Miami Dade County to Jupiter in Palm Beach County.
Contact us for more information about any kind of Real Estate, residential, commercial, primary home, second home or an investment.
Henri Vezie, Realtor, CDPE, PA (954) 465-6615
Frank Vigliotti, Realtor, CDPE, PA (954) 805-5288
Office Phone Number: (954) 604-9999
2810 East Oakland Park Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308
Visit our website at http://henrifrank.com