A Vision For A Master-Planned Community

Building a master-planned community is about creating a community for residents.

Building a master-planned community is about creating a community for residents.Building a master-planned community is not just building a mixed-use project; it is about creating a community, a true city within a city where residents can live, work and play. As the population increases across the United States and developable land prices rise and become scarce, mixed use projects are the way of the future, and we will be seeing many more in years to come because of their immense benefits. Not only are they optimal from a highest and best use standpoint, but also for the community as a whole.

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Building Green: Trends in a Growing Industry

New technologies exist today that can be used when designing new spaces.

New technologies exist today that can be used when designing new spaces.Smart devices and intelligent software are not only impacting our phones, computers and wrists anymore. They’re finding their way into the spaces we occupy including our homes, offices, hotels and more.

Buildings currently use approximately 40 percent of the world’s energy, with most of it used inefficiently. New technologies exist today that can be used when designing new spaces or updating existing ones to make them more energy efficient, ultimately helping to cut CO2 emissions, and also providing cost savings and convenience benefits. A variety of technologies are increasingly being used to accomplish these goals, including software, renewable generation systems, smart devices and sustainable construction materials. Government incentives also exist to help get these projects off the ground.

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On Site With: Gregory Malin, CEO of Troon Pacific Inc.

Malin, CEO of Troon Pacific, discusses some of the advances in green building.

Malin, CEO of Troon Pacific, discusses some of the advances in green building.Troon Pacific Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in San Francisco. Its Troon Residential division specializes in high-end, technologically-advanced green building with a focus on healthy living and wellness. Troon Pacific employs experts in architecture, lighting, irrigation, structural engineering, landscaping, interior design and construction to create homes that are unlike any other in their class.?CEO?Gregory Malin took time to speak with Modern Builder +?Design about the latest news from the green building scene.

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