McStain Neighborhoods to Showcase Energy-Efficient Homes at Curtis Park in Celebration of Earth Day 2012

Posted by Douglas E. Lierle — April 17, 2012

1334682555DENVER – Stacy Neir and John Hayden of Kentwood City Properties, in conjunction with McStain Neighborhoods, are hosting an Open House on Earth Day 2012 at McStain’s newest urban infill development in Curtis Park. The special event, scheduled for Sunday, April 22nd from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., will showcase energy-efficient Victorian homes distinguished by a wealth of sustainable, environmentally-friendly features that are a hallmark of McStain Neighborhoods.

Located at 31st and Arapahoe in Denver, McStain’s Curtis Park neighborhood is a highly successful development highlighted by Energy Star® rated and certified single-family new homes that were introduced to discriminating homebuyers during a grand opening last July. The homes sold in rapid fashion for a variety of reasons, including a “smart growth” design philosophy incorporating green and sustainable building principles for a healthier planet and lifestyle, plus the quick and easy access to downtown Denver. The fact that the homes were designed to be one-third more energy efficient than current building codes was not lost on the buyers either.

“Hosting this open house on Earth Day is very appropriate,” said Neir. “McStain is all about building a better world, and the highly accomplished builder has taken a vacant parcel of land and brought life back to this area in Curtis Park. They are very focused on smart growth that rejuvenates urban areas, as well as large master-planned communities. Their homes provide lasting value and a healthier lifestyle for the owners.”

McStain was the first builder in Colorado to join the EPA’s Energy Star for Housing program in 2001. Since then, McStain has built more Energy Star qualified homes in Colorado than any other builder. They are focused on constructing quality, sustainable housing that will last for many years, which makes them even more committed and passionate than the typical builder.

“We believe in building a better world and continue to design creative, inspiring, and visionary projects that respect and integrate the natural environment, and redeveloping under-utilized sites, putting them back into productive use,” said David Ware, CEO of McStain Neighborhoods. “We look forward to your visit during the Curtis Park open house when you can view our green building practices first-hand.”

The idea for Earth Day came from founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, Nelson realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Today, the Earth Day Network works with more than 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify, and mobilize the environmental movement. For more information, visit www.earthday.org.

For more information on the Earth Day celebration and open house at the Curtis Park neighborhood, contact Stacy Neir at 720-280-3004, email stacy@neirteam.com, and John Hayden at 303-297-3994, email haydenpryor@msn.com. For more information on McStain Neighborhoods, visit www.mcstain.com or follow them on Facebook or Twitter to learn more about up-and-coming new housing opportunities in urban areas.

Kentwood City Properties, formed in 1999, is the newest member of Kentwood Real Estate, known nationally as Denver’s premier real estate company. The company’s street-front office at the corner of 17th and Wynkoop streets, directly across the street from Union Station, is comprised of 50 of metro Denver’s most experienced real estate professionals serving residential buyers, sellers, and developers and commercial real estate services for buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants. Kentwood Real Estate is comprised of Kentwood City Properties, The Kentwood Company at Cherry Creek, and The Kentwood Company in the Denver Tech Center. For more information phone 303-820-CITY (2489), and visit online at www.kentwoodcity.com.

McStain Neighborhoods is a local, privately-owned home builder known as the region’s premier green builder and supporter of smart growth. For more than 45 years, McStain has been the trusted leader in sustainable, energy-efficient construction. An Energy Star® certified builder, McStain offers such features as xeriscape landscaping, indoor air quality controls, and water-wise plumbing fixtures and appliances. For more information on McStain Neighborhood, visit www.mcstain.com.

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