SOURCE: Brookfield Homes

Brookfield Homes

January 26, 2012 11:16 ET

GreenDoor Lab Showcases Gallery of Energy-Efficient Features at GreenDoor at Edenglen in Ontario

ONTARIO, CA--(Marketwire - Jan 26, 2012) - How can I save on my utility bills? How can I help protect my family's health? The answers to those and many other important questions will be revealed to home shoppers who visit the GreenDoor Lab at Brookfield Homes' new GreenDoor neighborhood at Edenglen in Ontario. The state-of-the-art GreenDoor Lab offers an up-close interactive look at the latest advancements in energy efficiency and environmental protection and demonstrates how the brand-new homes of GreenDoor combine those technologies with the advantages of an established master-planned community and its resort-style amenities to enhance the lives of residents.

"Our GreenDoor homes are two times more efficient than the average new home today and four times more efficient than a 20-year-old home," stated Brian Geis, Brookfield Homes' Vice President of Merchant Development. "In addition, GreenDoor has been selected by Southern California Edison as a partner to create one of the first Zero Net Energy (ZNE) production homes. Edison is utilizing GreenDoor as a real-life laboratory for improved energy efficiency. When you add it all up, it means that GreenDoor homeowners will save over $2,000 a year compared with a typical resale home."

To achieve this elevated standard of energy efficiency, Brookfield took several strategic steps, beginning with offering solar power systems as a standard feature. That alone delivers estimated electricity savings of approximately $50 per month. (Savings are based on projected solar electric production and assume SCE schedule D Tier 1 electricity prices as of 9/1/11.)

In addition, the homes are designed and built with several important energy-saving features:

  • 50% more wall insulation and 25% more attic insulation than a typical new home
  • Thicker wall construction
  • Radiant barrier roof sheeting
  • Solarban 70XL windows that keep 75% of the sun's radiant heat outside
  • Tankless water heaters with an 84% efficiency rating
  • Energy-efficient appliances

Energy conservation and the savings that come with it are good for the environment and every family's wallet, and Brookfield has gone a step further by ensuring that every GreenDoor residence offers improved air quality, providing a healthy living environment for residents. To accomplish that, the homes incorporate materials and paints that are low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs), advanced air filtration systems, moisture control and mold inhibitors.

"What makes GreenDoor special is that all of these incredible features are included in prices starting in the low $300,000s," Geis said, "and like every residence at Edenglen, they offer the comfort of coming home to a great community with wonderful amenities and awesome neighbors."

The inviting social and neighborly environment of Edenglen is enhanced by a plenty of resort-style community features, beginning with a community clubhouse featuring space for entertaining, an arcade-style game room, televisions, outdoor gas grills, swimming pool with children's splash pool, pool house pavilion, playgrounds, two half-size basketball courts, numerous rose gardens and pocket parks. Pinheiro Park is the perfect setting for summer concerts and outdoor movie nights. In addition, hiking and bike trails extend throughout the greater community, offering close-to-home fitness opportunities.

With homeowner's association dues as low as $150 per month, a low 1.06% tax rate and CFD/Special Assessments of $1,240 a year, GreenDoor offers convenience, comfort, style, and a resort ambiance at a great price.

GreenDoor's single-family home designs include four large, open floor plans that create the perfect setting for family activities and entertaining. Ranging from approximately 1,710 to 2,054 square feet, the homes encompass three to four bedrooms and up to three baths plus gourmet island kitchens, extra garage space and up to three-car flex parking. In addition, private yards welcome entertaining and outdoor living year-round.

As an added benefit, especially for commuters, Edenglen's central location is convenient to Los Angeles, Riverside and Orange Counties.

Brookfield Homes, a member of Brookfield Residential, is committed to being more than a homebuilder. We are a premier lifestyle provider comprised of a dedicated and knowledgeable team of professionals with the passion and in-depth experience to craft new homes and neighborhoods that speak to the aspirations of homebuyers in every stage of life. Over the years, Brookfield Homes has been consistently acknowledged as a leader in our industry with an exceptional reputation for quality, design, and customer service. Brookfield Residential, publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange, is dedicated to creating great places to live and is a leading North American land and housing company. Active in ten major markets across the United States and Canada, Brookfield draws strength from geographic diversity and affiliation with community development and homebuilding operations across the globe. Brookfield Homes Los Angeles is independently and locally operated in Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino Counties. For additional information, visit the company's corporate website at or find them on BrookfieldHomesLA.

To learn more about GreenDoor's energy-efficient features in the GreenDoor Lab, take the 60 Freeway, exit at Haven Avenue and head south. Turn left onto Riverside Drive, pass Mill Creek Avenue, and turn right onto Edenglen Avenue. Furnished models are open Friday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment Tuesday through Thursday. For more details, please call 800-599-3906 or visit

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