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Warwick, New York  

Thinking Green

Thinking Green

The homes of Warwick Grove have won many design awards, and the neighborhood has earned accreditation by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Green Program at the 4-star, Silver level. Warwick Grove was also one of the first PATH (Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing) demonstration slot up rthings projects.  PATH, an organization originating from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is dedicated to accelerating the development and use of technologies that radically improve the quality, durability, energy efficiency, environmental performance, and affordability of America’s housing.

Warwick Grove homes feature R-21 insulation in exterior walls, R-38 insulation in the attic, homewrap moisture barrier, high efficiency forced air heating and air conditioning, tankless, continuous flow hot water heater, low-e insulated windows, a high-efficiency HVAC system, and superior indoor air quality. Warwick Grove homeowners enjoy significant savings on utility bills in their low energy homes.

The master plan for Warwick Grove was designed with patience, attention to detail, and a concerted effort to preserve trees and animals.  Concentrating the buildings and dwellings in one area of the site’s 130 acres is ecologically efficient, leaving open space around the perimeter that keeps the valley, and the species that roam within it, biologically interconnected.

The federally threatened Bog Turtle species is indigenous to this area, traveling from one wetland patch to another as the seasons or needs change.  Their habitat is often crisscrossed slot up rthings with roads, but the Bog Turtles lucky enough to live near Warwick Grove are guaranteed safe passage, thanks to a unique bridge/tunnel designed by LeylandAlliance consultant Dr. Michael Klemens, a renowned conservation biologist.  This “Leyland Bridge” has become the new standard design requested by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for developments in similar sensitive areas.