Are you looking for an eco-friendly condo in the Denver area? If so, you will be happy to know that there are plenty of green condos to select from in the area. While some have been around for awhile, many of these communities are relatively new. After all, as demand for eco-friendly housing continues to grow, so do the options available to those who are interested in luxury living. To that end, here is a look at three of the green condos you can choose from within the Denver area.
Tribeca Boutique Flats
Located in central Denver, Tribeca Boutique Flats is just a short distance from some of Denver’s most popular attractions. Offering 1 and 2-bedroom units, Tribeca Boutique Flats is known for its commitment to eco-friendly construction. While the living room floors are made with Bellawood bamboo flooring, the bathroom floor is made with 100 percent reclaimed, unfired, glazed porcelain. The carpeting used in the units is 100 percent PET polyester. The designer lighting offers fluorescent bulbs and energy-efficient fixtures, while the doors are made from recycled wheat straw. The double-pane, low-e windows and the Energy Star appliances are specifically designed to minimize energy waste, while the roof is white instead of black in order to keep the building cooler in the summer.
After working in collaboration with the Rocky Mountain Institute, which is considered to be a leader in the “green building” industry, the developers of The Walnut were able to develop the first LEED-certified residential building in Boulder. Offering multiple sides of glass in each unit, The Walnut manages to take advantage of the natural light while also bringing the outdoors inside. Other features found in this 34-unit building include Energy Star appliances, solar panels and dual flush toilets. Some of the luxury features include spacious living rooms, high ceilings, decks and balconies.
Highlands Garden Village
Offering both town homes and apartments, Highlands Gardens Village strives to keep its carbon footprint at a minimum. In fact, the single family homes in the community exceed the state’s Build Green and Energy Star requirements. In addition to utilizing water-conserving native plants, energy-efficient windows and low-VOC products, all of the buildings were constructed with recycled materials. Yet, thanks to the community’s location just minutes away from downtown, residents don’t have to travel far to take advantage of all of the city’s amenities. Even the materials that were removed from the original site, which was once an amusement park, were recycled and reused to the extent possible.