Posts Tagged ‘green home’

NESEA Green Open Houses – October 2, 2010

The Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, in conjunction with the American Solar Energy Society, announces its annual Green Open House event for Saturday, October 2, 2010. On Saturday, communities throughout the United States are organizing public tours to showcase solar-powered homes and businesses.

At least 648 such community tours — triple the number last year — have registered with the American Solar Energy Society, which is spearheading the National Solar Tour. Last year, the group says 150,000 people across 49 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico participated.

Take the opportunity to see for yourself what a green house looks like! Read more at

Until next time, Peace!



Check Out the First Eco-Friendly, Luxury Condo Built in Somerville, MA

Perhaps you’ve tired of me always writing about how you can improve your current home to be more energy efficient, or how you can improve a fixer-upper to be more energy efficient and eco-friendly, but what about buying something brand spanking new that’s eco-friendly and perhaps even LEED or Energy Star-rated? With that in mind, I thought it’s time to start highlighting some of the new green construction that’s already available in the Arlington/Cambridge/Somerville areas. So today I’d like to draw your attention to 55 Endicott Ave. in Somerville, MA.

Built by GFC Development Corp., a leading ‘green’ real estate development and construction firm serving the Greater Boston area, “Endicott Green Residences” is a luxury, eco-friendly condominium located in the heart of Somerville. Less than a mile to Davis Square and easily accessible to public transportation, Endicott Green Residences represents a landmark building, and is the City’s first ‘green’ luxury condominium.

Recipient of the 2009 Green Building of America Award, Endicott Green Residences is currently under review by the U.S. Green Council to receive Silver LEED certification. Upon approval, Endicott Green Residences will become one of only 30 homes in the City of Boston with this distinction! Imagine how proud you’d be to say you live in such a residence!

“With a lack of eco-friendly housing available in Somerville, we set out to create a cutting-edge, green design that was far from the boring ‘box’ structures associated with efficiency homes,” said Charles Aggouras, president of GFC Development Corp. “We partnered with architectural firm MZO Group, who did an outstanding job of bringing innovative ideas to life. From the roofing to the walls, flooring and appliances, we have seamlessly integrated top-of-the-line brands, custom lighting, and all the fine touches to merge luxury living with sustainability. People will be amazed at how easy and low-maintenance ‘green living’ can be.”

Endicott Green Residences was built with a total of three (3) units; currently two are for sale and one is under agreement. All units are approximately 1,500sq. ft., have 2 to 3 bedrooms with 2 baths, 2 dedicated parking spaces, and a roof deck or patio. Each unit is equipped with ENERGY STAR-rated, leading brand name appliances, 96% AFUE-sealed (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) combustion boilers; professionally designed tiled baths by Geologica of Boston’s acclaimed Design Center and lighting by the “Best of Boston” award-winner Lucia Lighting & Design.

Just look at how beautiful this condo is:

Beautiful Kitchen

Beautiful Kitchen layout

Condo Overview

Condo Overview

Condo layout

Spacious layout

For more information on this condo or other green and eco-friendly living options, please visit my web site at to search for homes for sale or condos for sale with energy efficient and eco-friendly features in Massachusetts.

I look forward to highlighting more eco-friendly housing options for you in my coming posts. There are more than you might think!

Until next time, Peace!