Defining sustainability and efficiency goals is key to our process of developing Reed’s Crossing.
Every home at Reed’s Crossing will be built to Earth Advantage Silver home certification or equivalent standards. This means we are meeting strict green building standards in five different categories: energy efficiency, healthy indoor air quality, resource efficiency, environmental responsibility, and water conservation. These standards govern both the design of new houses and the features they offer as well as the process of building the houses and developing the community itself.
Do more with less. It’s a way of life at Reed’s Crossing. Each residential home offers smart home technology to reduce energy consumption while greatly increasing convenience for those who live there. Smart thermostats and water heaters that can be easily programmed and adjusted to reduce unnecessary energy expenditure will be available in each home.
Also, each home is built to be solar ready, allowing for the efficient installation of solar power systems. All homes are also designed to be ready for advanced battery-based energy storage systems and for an electric vehicle charging station, all of which can reduce your electricity bill and your carbon footprint.
Building new housing is by nature a disruptive process, but in every phase of developing Reed’s Crossing, we are dedicated to sustainability. We have implemented strict guidelines to preserve precious topsoil and to keep pollutants out of the water system. We are replanting with vegetation that’s well suited to the location, using native plants wherever possible.
Sustainability also means preparing future generations to improve on our efforts. We worked with the Hillsboro School District to design an outdoor STEAM education area to help young people learn about being a good partner for the ecosystem we all share.