Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Green Lofts in Dallas

Dallas apparently has Green Lofts. Who knew! Buzz Lofts in downtown Dallas boasts of Green Living or at least green amenities. Here's what they offer.
How is Buzz sustainable?

There four basic sustaining elements that have been integrated into buzz:

Shade cools, plain and simple. So, we have extended the overhangs of the top floor, shaded the open breezeways and all balconies. We have even designed additional trellis for our westerly facing dwellings for those summer evenings.

$$ Saved: Lower electric bills for each unit and the Homeowner’s Association, energy conserved, emissions reduced.

Rainwater Capture The large, pitched butterfly roof systems will supply rainwater to be stored and reused for landscape irrigation into a water silo on the premises.

$$ Saved: Lower water bills, water conserved.

Xeriscape Landscape Think prairie grasses, river-rock beds, yucca plants. These plants are almost indestructible, require very little watering, and thrive in our zone.

$$ Saved: lower water bills for the Homeowners Association, reduced plant replacement costs.

Buzz is offering a free electric Moped to its loft buyers. Also offers recycled glass counter-tops, bamboo flooring which is "great looking, less expensive than hardwood, made from recycled material, and is 100% non-toxic." Electricity is supplied by Green Mountain Energy which "is totally powered by wind energy, and at the same price of major carriers that are supplying coal burning energy."

They were recently featured on WFAA Channel 8 in Dallas. Here's a link to the video report.
Have you heard the "Buzz" about a whole new style of living. It's one where art meets architecture and it takes environmentally-friendly to a whole new level.

Check it out!

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