Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! It’s almost 2010 and we’re about to enter a new decade of progress and building innovation. Reading the article Themes, Memes and Dreams in a Decade of Architecture, I was inspired by the worldwide focus on building green since the year 2000. Green awareness is greater than ever, and the importance of environmentally-friendly, healthy, and livable communities is indisputable. Check out the article – not everything worked, but at least designers, architects, and builders all over the world are thinking green!
Mason Homes proudly contributed to green developments in new home building during the last decade. Like the Vauban eco community in Germany featured in the article, Mason Homes strives to build communities that are pedestrian-friendly, walkable, and close to schools, parks, and amenities, so that our homeowners can walk more and leave the car at home. We build bike trails, parks, and roads designed to slow traffic, making our communities open, welcoming, and more eco-friendly.
Mason Homes plans to continue our Green for Life program in 2010, augmenting our already-demanding standards with new ideas and innovations – like our protection of natural green environments, as we did at Avonlea in Peterborough with the cedar post trail.
Stay tuned, and we’ll see you all in 2010!