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Grow now the standard lifestyle of the future

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Grow Community as the new standard for future living? You bet.

Grow’s award-winning, net-zero neighborhood will be showcased at Living Future 2015, the annual conference of the International Living Future Institute.

logoJonathan Davis, architect for Grow’s first phase, the Village, and project manager Greg Lotakis will be featured speakers at the conference, which runs April 1-3 at the Sheraton in Seattle.

Their presentation is titled “A Built Environment Sets the Stage for Creation of Community.”

“Creating a (successful) community is not a certainty — the ultimate success of it depends on the people who choose to live there,” conference organizers say. “How do you create this place where people WANT to live? Learn how the design of the net-zero energy Grow Community on Bainbridge Island creates the basis for a shared sense of purpose, brings residents together toward common lifestyle goals and creates a strong sense of place and connection within a neighborhood.”

Living Future is a forum for leading minds in the green building movement seeking solutions to the most daunting global issues of our time. Out-of-the-ordinary learning and networking formats provide innovative design strategies, cutting-edge technical information and the inspiration needed to achieve significant progress toward a truly Living Future.

The Grow Community presentation runs 3:15-4:45 p.m. April 2.
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ULI finds Grow on its roadmap to healthy neighborhoods

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The Urban Land Institute has drawn up its roadmap for healthy development, and Grow Community is a prominent waypoint. Grow is cited twice in the “Building Health Places Toolkit: Strategies for Enhancing Health in the Built Environment,” an … [Continue reading]

Seattle Magazine touts Grow for affordable green living

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Seattle Magazine’s special “Best Affordable Neighborhoods” edition is on newsstands now, and Grow Community makes the cut among the area’s best bargains. In a helpful write-up called “How To Buy Your Dream House In a Competitive Market,” the … [Continue reading]

100 percent and a gold star – Grow aces the solar test

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Already the largest solar neighborhood in Washington state, Grow Community hit another milestone this week. With the completion of two more solar installations, every single-family home and duplex in Grow’s first phase, the Village, is now … [Continue reading]

Progress, with a chance of rain

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February Construction Update  We've had one of the mildest winters in recent memory, with no snow and only a few nights hitting freezing temperatures. At the same time, we've had quite a few significant bursts of rain - 2 inches or more at a … [Continue reading]

Conscious Company finds the future at Grow

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Conscious Company Magazine, a new journal focusing on innovation and sustainability, recently paid a call on Grow Community to get the scoop on our über-intentional neighborhood. “It’s an inspiring model of community development and one that we … [Continue reading]

Another BIG award — Best In Green for Grow

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That Platinum Award we brought home from the National Home Builders Association conference recently wasn’t the only hardware for the trophy case. Grow Community also earned the NAHB’s prestigious Best In Green Award, honoring the very finest in … [Continue reading]

Grow Community Earns the Prestigious Platinum Award from NAHB!

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Grow Community built by Bainbridge-based PHC Construction and developed by Asani, has earned the prestigious Platinum Award from the National Association of Home Builders, in its 2014 Best of American Living contest. The sustainable, solar-powered … [Continue reading]

January 2015 Construction Update

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The weather has certainly been mixed, but Grow Community construction continues apace. Crews have completed the majority of the excavation work and have now started forming and pouring footings and foundation walls for the garage for the Grove, our … [Continue reading]

Urban Land likes Grow’s common spaces

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Grow Community got some more great kudos this week in Urban Land, the online magazine of the prestigious Urban Land Institute. Grow is honored in the feature article “Growing Sociability: Integrating Communal Spaces with Development,” which looks … [Continue reading]