June 2011

Found 3 blog entries for June 2011.

There's not much of it, but there's a growing demographic that are hopeful that more Orange County Cities will start embracing smart, infill growth as soon as possible. Currently, all of the Orange County Cities that I'm aware of have unrealistic density restrictions and ESPECIALLY parking restrictions. I'm hopeful that I see a lot of city staff at BIA-OC's upcoming event shown below!     I've been fortunate to work with developers who have a lot of experience in how a city can evolve into a more walkable city with greater connectivity and prosperity. It's uncomfortable for a city to go from sprawling tract homes and strip centers that require a car to get to any basic service to a walkable, well connected community where someone can live…
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  After 347 long days on the market Westminster's 1st LEED Certified home has been purchased for $529,000. Original list price was $764,218. It's 2,410sq' of living space with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. In Orange County, green homes have struggled to gain any significant market share or be taken seriously by the County's major players in the building world. Other than Olson Homes of Seal Beach & it's rival offshoot, City Ventures, there has only been a handful of small speculative builders that have braved green building in resource devouring Orange County. Currently, there are less than 100 LEED Certified homes in Orange County with the majority of them being done by Olson Homes in tracts of around 30 units or one offs here and there by smaller…
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Fisker of Orange County opened next to the Best Buy off the 5 Freeway at 16163 Lake Forest Drive, Irvine, CA 92618. See map people for exact location, if you're not familiar with the area and visit Fisker of Orange County at www.fiskeroforangecounty.com

Orange County, CA based Fisker Automotive is working towards releasing their hybrid named the Karma seen below on Road & Track

Yeah... I know, it's not a house or anything that relates directly to green building, but I'm REALLY looking forward to the day when electric vehicle ownership introduces some radically different ways of managing the supply and demand of energy in California. With an outdated electrical grid and a Country on the verge of financial collapse. So back to positive

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