Building a Green Home: Benefits of Native Vegetation
This brings many benefits. among them, the opportunity for reduced water costs and maintenance by the homeowner association. Native slopes are sustainable and reduce water demand for the community.
Native vegetation also adds to the neighborhood aesthetics, attracting songbirds and butterflies, and the vibrant hues and textures create a colorful and appealing landscape for homeowners to enjoy.
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LivingSmart Homes at Fair Oaks Ranch was the first neighborhood in California to earn the National Green Building Standard Gold certification. It was recognized as the Green Community of the Year at the 2011 SoCal Awards, and voted the Best New Home Builder for 2011 by readers of the LA Daily News for the second year in a row. Among many green features included in these homes are the energy-saving benefits of having solar included.