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Celebrate 2022 Earth Day By Investing in our Planet!

Celebrate 2022 Earth Day By Investing in our Planet!

This year’s theme for 2022 Earth Day is “Invest in our Planet.” Together we can take action to preserve and protect our health, our families and our livelihoods. Because a green future is a prosperous future. At De Young Properties, we take investing in our planet seriously. We have a long history of commitment to building sustainable homes, because living sustainably should mean living in a home that is as comfortable as it is environmentally friendly. We believe that as a builder, it is our duty to create homes and communities that advocate green living, especially in the climate that we live in today. It is also our belief that what is good for the environment, is good for your family.

De Young Properties delivers quality in every detail. Every home we build incorporates forward-thinking construction science and technologies to ensure superior strength, efficiency and sustainability. One of the key components included in our De Young SmartHome™ is our Green Smart science, which reflects the leading edge in energy efficiency, home technologies, quality of life and sustainability. Our newest community, Fairmont Crossing within the greater Loma Vista, includes Green Smart features that can help you and your family do your part to invest in our planet including drip irrigation to save up to 75% in water consumption for flowerbed irrigation versus typical sprinklers, Energy Star® Certified Dishwashers, Kohler WaterSense Certified Plumbing Fixtures and products from sustainability sourced and recycled materials, plus many more products engineered to help reduce waste.

To learn more about our De Young SmartHome™, join De Young Properties on Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Leonard Welcome Center for the launch of their newest community, Fairmont Crossing, located in a well-established neighborhood near Shaw and Leonard. Click here to join our VIP list and to learn more details on how you can begin your path to modern living.

Our earth-friendly homes that we’ve built have received recognition for multiple Green awards over the years and include:
• 2019 Grand Award Honors for “Best Innovative Energy Design” for De Young EnVision – Gold Nugget Awards
• 2018 Community of the Year for RidgeView by De Young – Green Home Builder Magazine (Nov/Dec Issue)
• 2013 Award of Merit for “Zero Net Energy Home Design” – Gold Nugget Awards
• 2012 and 2011 Grand Award Honors for “Best California Advantage Home – NetZero Energy Home Design” – Gold Nugget Awards
• 2011 Grand Award Honors for “Best GreenPoint Rated Community” – Gold Nugget Awards

Invest in our planet today! Here are some of the ways you can help make an environmental impact this year for Earth Day.

Live Green Every Day!
• Set a Schedule for your Thermostat: Setting a schedule for your programmable thermostat can help you save money by adjusting the amount of heating or cooling from your HVAC system based on your family’s schedules. For more information, click here.
• Plant an Herb Garden: Herbs are easy to grow, which makes them perfect for gardening beginners! Herbs are also a great way to get kids involved in going green. Here’s some useful tips for planting a kitchen herb garden.
• Everyday lighting: With the use of energy-efficient LED light bulbs, you can light up your house with the same amount of light while saving money. These bulbs only cost a few more dollars and last longer, so you get better bang for your buck. New bulbs are an easy way to go green, while saving money at the same time. In fact, each De Young home includes high efficacy and high quality 100% LED lighting for energy savings.
• Conserve water: Want to save money and help the environment? Water conservation is easier than most people think. Small, everyday things like taking shorter showers, washing clothes in cold water, using the fastest spin cycle, and turning the water off while you brush your teeth all contribute to water conservation.
• Eliminate Useless Energy Waste: Even those most dedicated to green living at home waste energy via household items that are not in use. Tour the home and look for leaky faucets that need to be fixed, electronics and chargers that can be unplugged, and computers that need to be completely shut off. All of these adjustments will improve one’s green-living lifestyle.

De Young Properties believes that energy efficiency and sustainability is more important now than ever. Living greener takes practice, but even small adjustments can make a big difference on a global scale!

If you’re searching for a new home, we’re here for you! To schedule an in-person appointment, a virtual appointment or a self-guided tour, click here.