Hilltop Gardens Press Release

Flagstaff's first solar powered multi family housing project announced

Flagstaff, AZ, November 10, 2008

Two Flagstaff companies - Hope Construction and Arizona State Credit Union - have announced plans to build a condominium project near downtown Flagstaff described as "the green standard" for eco-friendly residential planning and construction.

The first of its kind in the community, the project, named Hilltop Gardens, located at the corner of Franklin and Fountaine near NAU and downtown Flagstaff, will consist of five, three-bedroom, three-bath ENERGY STAR rated homes, each with two-car garages and two private decks with breathtaking views of the San Francisco Peaks. The homes range in size from 1,800 to 2,200 square feet.

"The perfect mix of livability and sustainability, residents can still live comfortably while feeling good about their personal impact on the environment."

Some of the many innovative building practices included in the project are: infill development using current infrastructure; insulated concrete floor slabs, polished concrete, finished floors; advanced framing to save lumber and maximize insulation efficiency; low-E glazed thermal pane windows; high density spray foam roof insulation; recycled cellulose wall insulation; high efficiency 2-stage furnaces; heat recovery and fresh air ventilation systems; construction waste reduction, recycling, and down-cycling program; high efficiency water heaters; low chemical emitting paints; sustainable finishes; ENERGY STAR appliances; advanced lighting and controls; water saving plumbing fixtures such as water faucets, shower heads, toilets; rain water reclamation system for toilet flushing and irrigation for the entire building; rooftop photovoltaic power for each unit; partnership with EPA's ENERGY STAR and APS.

"Residents can expect to save hundreds of dollars per month on utilities."

The project is located in an ideal venue for those desiring an urban lifestyle while capturing all the essence of a mountain town. Both Northern Arizona University and downtown are within blocks of the project. For those residents that like to shop and dine close to home, the new outdoor mall, Aspen Place at the Sawmill will also be within blocks. In addition, from its hilltop location the project will capture inspiring downtown and mountain views.

Based in Flagstaff, Hope Construction, founded by David Carpenter, is a full-service general contracting company encompassing green building, project planning, development, new construction, remodeling, and property management. The company is a member of the Northern Arizona Chapter of the United States Green Building Council.

Purchasing/leasing for Hilltop Gardens will begin in summer of 2009.

For more information contact:
David Carpenter, Owner
Hope Construction
5400 Lindsey Road
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

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