HERS stands for Home Energy Rating System. It is a measurement or evaluation of energy efficiency in home building and potential household energy consumption and expenditures. HERS index neighborhoods can be found in Lakewood Ranch where residential construction follows the Florida Green Building Coalition’s Green Home Standards.
Archives for December 2012
Southwest Florida is not only a model region in the ongoing housing market recovery but also a burgeoning center of green real estate thanks to master planned communities like Lakewood Ranch. Energy Efficiency Mortgages, utility savings, health benefits, and quality of life are important factors to highlight.
The City of Bradenton may soon have another riverfront park or a new rowing facility complete with a historic clubhouse. According to a recent article on the Bradenton Herald, home builder John Neal of Lakewood Ranch donated seven large residential parcels of land in Ballard Park to the city.
One of the many perks about living in the many golf communities in Southwest Florida is that there is always a chance that a major championship or tournament will pick your neighborhood to host an event. Such is the case with the Concession Golf Club and Residences in Bradenton, near Lakewood Ranch. According to World Golf, a website that is part of the Golf Channel cable TV network, the 2015 NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships will be hosted at the Concession.
To the delight of Longboat Key residents and visitors, Florida supermarket chain Publix has reopened its store in Sarasota’s premier barrier island. The Publix GreenWise Market is a groundbreaking concept in fresh and organic shopping, and it is aimed squarely at shoppers who enjoy the experience of getting their groceries from venues like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods.
In 2012 thousands of tourists arrived in Manatee and Sarasota counties drawn to the region’s dedication to sports. Venues such as the Florida World Aquatic Center in Sarasota, the IMG Sports Training Academy in Bradenton, the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch & McKechnie Field in Bradenton are attracting tourism to the area for competitive sports and athletic preparation.
National home builder Taylor Morrison plans to give residents of its Esplanade at Lakewood Ranch community a brand-new amenity valued at millions of dollars –an 18-hole championship golf course plus an elegant clubhouse.
Taylor Morrison & Ryland are working together to build Arbor Reserve, a 95 single-family home community in Bradenton Florida. Homeowners will enjoy a private enclave located near Lockwood Ridge Road between I-75 and South Bradenton. It will be ready by spring of 2013.