Having more and using less: a holistic approach.
Yes, sustainable practices allow us to use a lot less of our natural resources. But these same practices give us more of other things. Important things, like time, health, economic prosperity and a greater sense of connection to nature and to our fellow humans.
Take our first neighborhood, Portrait Park, for example. Here, you can already walk from home to a public charter school, a nice park and a neighborhood café. And along the way, you’ll be strolling past plantings of native species that are both beautiful and very unthirsty. And we’ve preserved acres of natural space and wildlife corridors … because not all the neighbors here are human.
Then there are the homes. All are certified to meet the Energy Star 3.0 standard and designed to achieve the Build Green NM Silver rating. The average home in Mesa del Sol will use 34% less water than the average Albuquerque home. And you can take your greenness to the next level with features such as solar power and rainwater harvesting. All of which will leave you with more of a different sort of green at the end of every month.