Building Green Makes Dollars and Sense

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Green communities are often marketed for their eco-friendly attributes but building green in Florida truly makes dollars and sense. That’s especially true right now, as homeowners are searching for new ways to save on maintenance and energy costs.


Mediterra is a uxury community in North Naples. This master-planned community includes enough room for more than 900 homes, as well as for lakes, nature preserves, parks, and plenty of open space. Buyers in Mediterra can typically choose from floorplans ranging from two- to five-bedrooms, including everything from low-maintenance villas to grand estate homes with plenty of room for customization.

The Isles of Collier Preserve

The Isles of Collier Preserve offers energy efficient, green home designs from Minto. Celebrated for some of its energy efficient design features, buyers can choose from villas, coach homes or single-family homes with nearly seamless indoor/outdoor living possibilities and a number of advanced features that are also environmentally friendly. The community additionally features an eco-friendly electric boat and miles of walking and hiking trails.

Naples Estates

Floorplans in Naples Estates were designed with energy efficiency in mind. Expect to find such features as newer appliances and Thermopane windows, which can help with lower utility bills. The property features a community clubhouse with a ballroom and catering kitchen, plus space for arts and crafts and other activities, as well as a fitness center and a resort-style swimming pool. 


Terreno is a luxury community with new construction homes in Naples. With hundreds of homes to choose from, buyers can consider a single-story or two-story floorplan. The development also offers lake views, as well as amenities including tennis, bocce ball, swimming, and golf. The homes of Terreno come from DiVosta.

DiVosta homes

Of course, DiVosta Homes is known to construct its new homes with energy-efficient features. The homebuilder incorporates things in its homes such as programmable thermostats, low-emissivity windows, high-efficiency HVAC systems, LED lighting, and ENERGY STAR qualified appliances.

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