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Vail’s new duplex gets green certification

Daily staff report
Vail CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – The town of Vail is proud to announce the Arosa Duplex has received official notification of its LEED Silver Certification from the United States Green Building Council.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is an internationally recognized green building certification system. It measures energy savings, water efficiency, improved indoor air quality and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. Designed by Vail Architecture Group and constructed by J.L. Viele, the homes feature three bedrooms, two and a-half baths and an attached two-car garage.

This commitment by the Town of Vail to environmental sustainability further enhances the affordability as well as the long-term operating and maintenance costs of the homes, according to Nina Timm, the town’s housing coordinator.

The Arosa Duplex at 2657 Arosa Drive in West Vail was initiated by the town to increase its inventory of deed restricted family-sized housing. The new owners moved into their homes last June after participating in a lottery process that qualified them for eligibility. The purchase price was approximately $400,000. –

The duplex is the town’s first LEED certification. When complete, the new West Vail fire station will also have LEED Silver Certification. –

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