This Thursday, 3/25, Sheryl Stewart, environmentally conscious radio personality at KRSK FM, 105.1 The Buzz, along with her husband, will move into an EarthSmart home at the Edgewater on the Tualatin, an Oregon community.
This social media “test drive” will give homebuyers the opportunity to hear, read, and see what it is like to live in the premier solar, sustainable and affordable community in the Pacific Northwest. Stewart will comment, write and shoot video clips about living in a new home that has taken building sciences a further step, by utilizing the latest green building technologies to be more sustainable.
EarthSmart homes have a smaller footprint while maintaining a high level of energy efficiency, healthy indoor air quality and environmental responsibility. Legend Homes is the first major Northwest homebuilder to incorporate solar energy as a standard feature in this new community that also features native plantings, numerous walkways, a park and bicycle paths. Edgewater on the Tualatin, encircled by the Tualatin River also has several wetland areas that were restored by Legend Homes in 2005.
According to the SmartMarket Consumer Report on Green Consumers, 70% of all new homebuyers believe the cost of sustainable homes are beyond their means. EarthSmart Legend Homes start at $296,323, consumers can still take advantage of federal tax credits, including the $8,000 credit for first homebuyers slated to end April 30, 2010 as well as up to $2,000 for the solar federal tax incentive.