And the Winner is….Altaire!

October 27th, 2009 by admin

Did you know that Altaire has been the BUILD IT GREEN HOME TOUR choice for the past two years?

We’ve also won numerous awards including:

Gold Nugget Merit Award for Sustainable Residential Neighborhood

BUILD IT GREEN AWARD – Green Point Showcase – Recognition for Fostering Communities

MAME award – Green Community of the year


Each home at Altaire received a GREEN POINT RATED certificate with high scores.  Green Point Rated is a certification the nonprofit BUILD IT GREEN awards to sustainable homes and communities.  Points are awarded for Community Design, Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Indoor Air Quality and Conservation of Resources.


We focused on energy efficiency.   Did you know that homes generate 15% of the greenhouse gas generated nationwide, and because homes have such a long life span and energy costs are anticipated to increase, the benefits of the Altaire homes will last for many many years.

All of the homes meet the US Department of Energy Energy Star requirements. The Department of Energy calculates that an EnergyStar qualified Home can reduce utility bills $200 to $400 per year and keep 4,500 lbs of greenhouse gases out of our air each year.

We did this by designing all homes to be greater than 15%, some even greater than 22% above Title 24, the rigid California Energy code that builder use to build by.  We did this by installing insulation via a High Quality Insulation Installation protocol and an Air Barrier to make sure the heated/cooled air stays in the home.  We hired a third party to inspect the insulation and test the heating and air conditioning ducts to make sure they exceed the performance required.


The next item we focused on was water conservation.  Santa Clara Water Department calculates this community will save over 1,000,000 gallons of water a year compared to a code built home.  We accomplished this with:

  • Drought Tolerant plants
  • Smart irrigation controllers
  • Dual flush toilets
  • And a Dishwasher that uses 6.5 gallons of water far less than the average

Altaire offers a life well balanced.  Come check out the homes at Altaire – it is what living green in Palo Alto is all about!

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Altaire is an Upscale Community located in beautiful Palo Alto. Now Selling New Contemporary-Style 1,2,3 and 4 bedroom homes.
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