Sustainable Architecture


Stapleton Colorado

Welcome to Stapleton Colorado Homes, one of the nation’s top econeighborhoods. With the closure of the decommissioned Stapleton airport in 1995 the Stapleton Master Plan aka “The Green Book” was completed outlining the future of this 7.5 square mile infill development site.

With US buildings accounting for 39% of energy consumption 14% of potable water use and emitting 33% of the nation’s greenhouse gas. Combatting urban sprawl integrating smart growth, new urbanism and green building was the task of the Stapleton Development Corporation. The Stapleton Development Corporation was formed by the city and county of Denver to oversee Forest City’s continued compliance with the visionary work outlined in the Stapleton Green Book.

With 100% of all Stapleton Colorado Homes constructed to Energy Star Certification saving a minimum of 30% of energy costs. This is accomplished through installing Energy Star appliances, fixtures, thermostats, utilizing effective insulation, superior window technology, efficient heating and cooling and sealing all cracks in the HVAC system. These upgraded features come standard in all Stapleton Colorado Homes. Energy Star Certification includes less water consumption in all residential Stapleton real estate using water-efficient fixtures throughout the Stapleton neighborhood. This reduces the Stapleton homeowner’s water bill. Forest City Stapleton Colorado Master Developer also constructed a rainwater runoff system that recycles into the Stapleton neighborhood westerly creek.

Commercial and residential development in the Stapleton neighborhood incorporates LEED principles with all Stapleton Colorado office buildings constructed to LEED Certification. All of these energy-efficient techniques are sought after by home buyers as energy efficient Stapleton Colorado homes have retained their value as they emit fewer greenhouse gases, reducing the demand for fossil fuels.

The Stapleton neighborhood offers numerous benefits as a walkable neighborhood with over thirty-five miles of bike trails which connect to Denver’s 800 mile bike network and the Rocky Mountain Arsenal bike system.

This helps promote a healthy, sustainable Stapleton lifestyle. Other benefits include: smaller yards for less homeowner’s maintenance and over a thousand acres of easily-accessible parks which are the number one attraction of the Stapleton neighborhood development.

Also available to Stapleton residents is a new recreation center, numerous pools, a Farmer’s Market and a new LEED Silver Certified 28,000 sq ft Stapleton Library opening in 2011 – located at the corner of 29th Ave. and Roslyn St. just north of the Stapleton Town Center.

All of the roads throughout the Stapleton neighborhood are constructed using recycled aggregates from demolition of the old Stapleton Airport runways. Six million tons of concrete aggregates over 975 acres of runways has been recycled and used as roadbase throughout the Stapleton neighborhood, including Colorado State and municipal road projects. Over 25,000 trees have been planted throughout the Stapleton neighborhood. Over 90% of Stapleton residents are engaged in recycling – the highest percentage of all Colorado neighborhoods.

Stapleton Colorado is still in its infancy. The new Central Park Boulevard overpass will connect north and south Stapleton with the majority of the Stapleton neighborhood to be constructed to the north of I-70.

Construction began in Stapleton Colorado in 2001 with the first residents moved into their Stapleton Colorado homes in 2002.

The Stapleton Eduction Master Plan continues to grow and evolve with the needs and direction of the Stapleton neighborhood. Stapleton residents support economic diversity at their schools. The Stapleton neighborhood has an expanding educational system. 80% of Stapleton residents have college degrees and 44% of Stapleton Colorado homebuyers have earned graduate degrees.

Climate change can no longer be denied. Homebuyers can now be part of the solution. Becoming a sustainable homeowner in one of the nation’s top econeighborhoods.

Copyright 2011 all information deemed accurate but not guaranteed.

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