Green building is going Hollywood.


The Gatsby Hollywood has announced it will be Metro L.A.’s first all solar-powered, green community. The development is under construction on the corner of Hollywood’s Fountain and Wilcox Avenues. The 34 single family detached homes in the all-new community will offer premier sun-powered features and a Certified California Green Builder stamp of approval.  The 1,500 square foot homes will reduce each resident’s carbon footprint, while lowering their monthly utility bills by as much as 60%.

The Gatsby Hollywood is planned and developed by MasterCraft Homes. Energy-saving features include solar roof panels that come with a full warranty and free internet-based solar panel monitoring for 10 years.  Any unused electricity is fed back into the energy grid and the local utility company may give credit for the unused energy. Other features include Energy Star(R) appliances, dual-pane windows with Low-E coating and Bosch(R) Tankless Electric Water Heaters, which will provide water and energy conservation as well as an 82% thermal efficiency rating with up to a 50% reduction in water use.  Energy-efficient interior and exterior lighting will also conserve energy and reduces electric bills. Landscaping will feature a range of drought-resistant California native plants and construction materials will include low-emitting building materials, recycled construction waste and lumber culled from managed forests.

via: marketwatch