My first post relates to a community I went to yesterday. Driving through the Summerlin area, I pulled in Pulte Homes Villa Trieste. These homes are located in a great area just off the 215 beltway and minutes from great shopping and restaurants. As you already know, the prices are fantastic as homes in Vegas are 30%-50% of what they were a few years ago.
Here is what was unique about this community and why it is important. Villa Trieste is trying out a solar energy system that allows the home owners to produce their own electricity through the use of solar panels built into the roof tops. Any energy that the home owner does not use is then sent back to Nevada Energy and the home owner is then credited for that energy on their account. To add to this, Pulte Villa Trieste is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Efficiency Design) certified. Being at the platinum level this means the homes have 57% energy savings, 35% water savings and they divert 75% of waste from landfills.
I see Pulte as a very forward thinking company and this is in a good way.