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GREEN Leander

GREEN Leander TX

There are many things GREEN about Leander, Texas from GREEN commercial projects very GREEN residential homes in Leander to residential homes with many sustainable features such as total rainwater collection. Let me share some of them with you.

Greenbuilding in Leander TX

There are many GREEN commercial projects in Leander, Texas currently available.  I have also sold very GREEN residential homes in Leander with many sustainable features and total rainwater collection.

Leander TX LEED Certified

The new Kohl’s in Leander is a United States Green Building Council LEED Certified building.

Leander TX GREEN Commercial Construction

The recently built IBC Bank building at 183 and Crystal Falls was constructed using ICF’s- Insulated Concrete Forms, a very energy efficient building construction method.  The IBC Bank building is built of GREEN ICF construction.

On Crystal Falls Parkway, just west of Hwy. 183 and east of Bagdad are some very green commercial buildings developed by Gary Greenblum of Greenblum Investment Co. called The Oaks on Crystal Falls. Foam insulation, stained concrete floors, indigenous plants, low level exterior lighting and other features are what make this commercial project green.

Also available, just south of Crystal Falls on Hwy. 183 is another green project- Joseph Greene’s Reunion Square at 1815 S. Hwy. 183. Made using the Ladder Block construction system, the building was composed of fly ash impregnated concrete and includes a guttered metal roof with huge silo looking rainwater collection cisterns.

Leander TX GREEN Industry

Joule, located on 2243 in east Leander, produces biofuel from the sun, water and an algae type organism. Joule has done so well here in Leander producing ethanol and diesel that it is expanding to Hobbs, New Mexico as well.

Leander TX TOD

The Leander Transit Oriented Develpment or TOD is a mixed use project designed to be walkable, pedestrian oriented and higher density to help prevent urban sprawl and be sustainable. Centered around the Capital Metro Park and Ride bus system and the new MetroRail commuter train line, the Leander TOD’s aim is to reduce reliance on automobiles by encouraging walking, bicycling and mass transit use. TODs make for a better quality of life as well as bettering the environment. Parking is FREE at the Leander Park and Ride parking lot. Taking the train from Leander to downtown Austin will be $1.50 each way but check with CapMetro for exact rates.

Leander TX GREEN Homes

I have recently sold 2 Leander homes with many GREEN features. Both happen to have been in the Apple Springs neighborhood off 2243 (Nameless Rd.) in western Leander, Travis County. One home was a Peter Pfeiffer designed insulated concrete form constructed home with a 30,000 + gallon rainwater collection sytem. It had been featured on HGTV as a special Earth Week presentation. Another featured low or no VOC construction methods, recycled blue jean insulation, a whole house HEPA air filtration system, a whole house dehumidifier and a 17,000 gallon rainwater collection system.  Neither home relied on City or well water at all- ONLY rainwater collection for watering any landscaping, washing clothes, bathing, cooking and drinking.

Leander TX Perdernales Electric Service

Perdernales Electric (PEC) allows members to choose electricity sourced from renewables for only $0.005 more per kilowatt hour than for their mainstream energy.  Go to PEC’s GREEN WORKS web site page for more GREEN from PEC.

Crystal Falls Master Planned Community

Crystal Falls master planned community in Leander features an indigenous look with many native plants, using xeriscape or water conscious landscape design using locally quarried stone (from on-site quarry), cedar (juniper) fencing along Crystal Falls Parkway. You will see the natural artwork in the medians as you drive down Crystal Falls Parkway into Crystal Falls. Quarried stone are set like sculptures against blue skies as native and adapted plants soften their hardness and shape.

Leander FreeCycle Group

Leander has a very Active FreeCycle group to recycle useable items thus keeping them out of the landfill.   Clawson, the local trash service picks up newspaper, glass, plastic, metal and aluminum for recycling at curbside in Leander.

Leander TX Organic Food

The HEB Plus grocery store has a wide selection of bulk, frozen and fresh organic foods. The Sassy Pea Market at the Good Earth Day School on Crystal Falls Parkway also has organic foods and grass fed beef. The Cedar Park Farmer’s Market has organic food. Also Mercantile at Dyer Dairy at 7801 E. Highway 29 512-638-0415 and The Monument Farmer’s Market in neighboring Georgetown TX have an extensive selection of locally produced natural and organic foods including raw milk and cheeses.

Leander TX Green Early Childhood School

The newly opened Good Earth Day School in Leander is located on a small farm, serves local and organic ingredients as much as possible, supports environmentally “green” practices. The Good Earth School on East Crystal Falls has its own Farmer’s Market in Leander called the Sassy Pea Market.


Call Leander Texas resident and GREEN REALTOR Betty Saenz at 512-785-5050 or e-mail Betty Saenz to see Greenbuilt homes, horse properties or other rural properties or historic homes in or near Leander, Texas.


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