Villebois Neighborhood Honored with Best Development/Site Plan Award in Green Building Category

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Costa Pacific Communities’ Latest Honor Further Evidence of Developer’s Commitment to Building Energy-Efficient, Sustainable Homes

Carvalho Condominiums - Villebois in Wilsonville, Oregon

After being named Community of the Year by the National Home Builders Association in January and now this honor from the local HBA, we are proud that Villebois is recognized as an exceptional community in the Portland metropolitan area as well.

Costa Pacific Communities recently announced that its latest community, Villebois located in Wilsonville, Ore., received the 2009 Excellence Award for the Best Development/Site Plan in Green Building by the Home Builders Association (HBA) in Metropolitan Portland.

The latest award in Costa Pacific Communities repertoire exemplifies the master planner and developer’s dedication to building energy-efficient homes that exceed Earth Advantage guidelines. In fact, all three of the developer’s housing products in the Villebois Village Center -- the Les Bois Collection, Carvalho Condominiums and Seville Rows -- have earned the Earth Advantage Platinum designation.

Award-winning community
In addition to this prestigious honor, Costa Pacific Communities was recognized in each of the additional award categories -- new construction, remodeling and sales and marketing -- for the homes it constructed in the Villebois Village Center. These awards include:

  • Best Single Family Home Attached Under $300,000
  • Best Single Family Home Attached $300,000-$500,000
  • Best Website by a Builder/Developer/Remodeler -- http://www.costapacific.com
  • Best Social Marketing/Internet Campaign
  • Ultimate Energy Performance Score without Solar Under 2,000 SF
  • Best Certified Home Under 2,000 SF

Each entry was judged based on the following qualifications: aesthetics, general design, budgetary considerations and challenges and obstacles.

“After being named Community of the Year by the National Home Builders Association in January and now this honor from the local HBA, we are proud that Villebois is recognized as an exceptional community in the Portland metropolitan area as well,” says Rudy Kadlub, CEO of Costa Pacific Communities.

Sustainable from the ground up
The Villebois community is a transit-oriented, mixed-use neighborhood unlike any other in the greater Portland, Ore. metropolitan area. Based on the intimacy and character of a traditional European village, Villebois is built on a foundation of sustainability. In its commitment to the environment, Costa Pacific built a rainwater management plan in Villebois, funded in part by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This system filters and redistributes rainwater back into the ground, reducing the amount of pollutants released into the area’s streams and rivers. The rainwater management system also incorporates permeable paving stones, permeable asphalt, retention ponds, rooftop gardens and state-of-the-art bio-retention cells in the community planter beds.

In addition, by redeveloping existing building sites, and recycling up to 90 percent of the buildings that were demolished during the construction process -- Costa Pacific lowered its impact on the natural environment in the Villebois community. The company was also careful to preserve existing trees and open green space as well as incorporate native plants into the landscaping within the Villebois community, further validating its emphasis on environmental-consciousness.

For more information about Villebois, please visit: ChangeHowYouLive.com or contact Sales and Marketing Manager Andy Green at 866.580.2836 or andy(at)costapacific(dot)com.

About Costa Pacific Communities     
Since 1990, Costa Pacific Communities has been building communities throughout the West Coast that enrich the lives of residents. Costa Pacific has been recognized nationally for excellence in design, master planning and marketing. Most notably, Costa Pacific received the Gold Award for Community of the Year in 2010 from the National Association of Home Builders for Villebois in Wilsonville, Ore. along with a Gold Nugget Award for Best on the Boards Site Plan at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference in 2005. The master planner’s Orenco Station community in Hillsboro, Ore. received the prestigious Master Planned Community of the Year award in 1999 from the National Association of Home Builders. Additionally, Costa Pacific has been named Developer of the Year by Oregon’s environmental watchdog group, 1000 Friends of Oregon, and twice been named Oregon’s Builder of the Year by the Oregon Building Industry Association. For more information about Costa Pacific Communities, please visit http://www.CostaPacific.com .

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