Green Features


Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)

United States Green Building Council

LEED Platinum Certification Awarded!

  • Energy efficient lighting and the widespread use of daylighting create bright interiors with low energy input. 
  • Superior insulation, triple-glazed windows, and airtight construction.
  • Fresh-air ventilation with heat recovery reduces heating costs while achieving very comfortable living environments. 
  • Low-VOC building materials with particular attention to interiors.
  • Low-flow fixtures and dual flush toilets. 
  • Heat recovery on the warm wastewater lowers hot water costs. 
  • The central pellet boiler plant uses a locally produced biomass fuel instead of imported fossil fuels to provide heat and hot water. 
  • Roofs oriented towards the sun to support future solar collectors for electricity and hot water. 
  • The buildings are designed and detailed to be durable and low maintenance. 
  • The site design preserves the farm fields, riverfront, and woodlands for wildlife, recreation, and food production.

Super-insulated underground pipes carry heat & hot water
to each home from the centralized

wood pellet fired boiler system.

"Nubanusit Neighborhood is among the greenest neighborhoods in the Northeast."    
- Marc Rosenbaum - nationally-recognized energy consultant,