This Week in Energy News – February 22, 2013

This week in Jetson Green Energy News, New York City is preparing for the next big storm and a California land rush could result in alternative energy providing the state with 100% of its power needs.

New York City East River Blueway Plan

Proposed: Four Miles of Manhattan’s East River to be Redeveloped with Storm Barrier

WXY Architecture + Urban Design, working with local officials and community groups, has developed the East River Blueway Plan to redevelop a stretch of Manhattan’s waterways to combat storm water surge, calling “for the creation of wetlands, parks, bicycle and pedestrian pathways and bridges, and the redevelopment of a disused beach under the Brooklyn Bridge.”

Toyota Sponsors 4,500 Trees for New York Restoration Project MillionTreesNYC

Founded in 1995 by Bette Midler, the New York Restoration Project (NYRP) has launched the MillionTreesNYC effort, a collaboration with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation and other local organizations that has plans to plant one million trees in New York City by 2017. Toyota has already agreed to sponsor the planting of 4,500 trees towards this year’s annual goal of 15,000.

Renewable Energy Projects in California Could Meet 100% of the State’s Power Needs

A land rush on California’s farming region to plant solar farms adds up to 227 proposed solar projects that, combined with wind and other renewable energy sources, “generate enough electricity to meet 100% of California’s power needs on an average summer day,” the California Independent System Operator says.

Net-Zero Certification Program Launched by EarthCraft Virginia

Currently in a pilot stage, a two-art certification program being designed by EarthCraft Virginia will provide projects and homeowners with “Net-Zero Ready” and “Net-Zero Certified” status for energy-neutral and energy-positive residential buildings. The program is targeted to new construction in the southeastern United States.

National Research Council Report Advises Department of Defense to Continue LEED Efforts

A new report that has been compiled by the United States National Research Council, as requested by Congress, on “the use of energy-efficiency and sustainability standards for military construction,” has reviewed previous efforts by the U.S. Department of Defense to achieve LEED Silver or equivalent ratings in new construction and major renovations and gave them the “thumbs up.”

Renewable Energy Breakthrough Uses Geometry to Trap Solar Power

Researchers at Illinois’ Northwestern University have found a way to triple the period of time that light can be trapped within thin-film photovoltaic cells by “manipulating the arrangement of a polymer layer on an organic solar cell.”

Emerging Technologies Could Affect Building Industry Sustainability Efforts

A list of the most promising technology breakthroughs, released by the World Economic Forum’s Global Council on Emerging Technologies, which are expected to enable humans to deal with problems related to tackle population growth, resource demands, and other sustainability issues, included organic electronics, three-dimensional printing, self-heating materials, and remote sensing.

Public Demonstration of Tiny Houses in Washington D.C. Aims to Change Minds and Regulations

Boneyard Studios, founded by Brian Levy and Lee Pera, has created a community of tiny, movable houses as public demonstration of the trend in residential downsizing, hoping to “encourage changes in local laws to permit smaller, more affordable living options here and on vacant land across the city.”

Changing Business Models to Embrace Sustainability Equates to Increased Profitability

A study conducted by MIT Sloan Management Review and The Boston Consulting Group has revealed that “companies reporting profits from sustainability rose 23 percent in 2012, to 37 percent of the total” and that “that companies in developing countries change their business models as a result of sustainability at a far higher rate than those based in North America, which has the lowest rate of business-model innovation and the fewest business-model innovators.”

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Sustainably Grown Timber Compliments Energy Efficiency of True North Log Homes

True North Log Homes

Built from from white pine heartwood timber that is sustainably grown in northern Ontario and Quebec (certified by the Forest Stewardship Council), this stunning log home comes to us from True North Log Homes.

While reminiscent of the rustic, breezy log home of the distant past, these structures are tech-savvy and utilize computerized machinery and careful preparation of timber to save labor time on-site.

Modular components allow for flexibility in design, as well as reducing the carbon footprint, and exterior construction that takes only a few days to complete. Joined together without screws or nail, the exterior shell is weather-tight. To make up for wood shrinkage, patented systems tighten the house to eliminate the need for chinking of holes.

Interiors can be retrofitted to increase sustainability with options including energy efficient windows, solar panels, spray foam insulation, soundproofing with sheep’s wool, and radiant floor heat.

President of True North Homes, Rob Wrightman, built this log cabin for his family, and frequently opens it up to show his customers the advantages of living in a log home.

True North Floor Plan

Roughly following the floor plan of the Citadel model, the 3,300 square feet includes a separate apartment and garage.

True North Floor Plan

Founded in 1986 and based out of Bracebridge, Ontario, True North Log Homes is known to be a manufacturer of some of North America’s best-engineered log homes. Canadian owned and operated, their innovative craftsmanship and technology is complimented by a commitment to the environmental needs and concerns of forested regions.

True North Exterior

International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) Announces Model of the Year

(PRWEB) January 20, 2010

Los Angeles, CA Aspiring Models and Talent from around the world converged in Los Angeles with the most influential Modeling Agents, Managers, Casting Directors and Scouts for one week at the renowned International Modeling and Talent Association (IMTA) Convention. At IMTA, the Models competed in Runway, Fashion Print, Jeans, Swimwear, TV Beauty Commercials and Makeup Competitions. The Talent competed in Monologues, Entertainment Host, Ready for My Close-Up, Sitcom, Commercial Print, Cold Read and Theatrical Headshots.

Agents from around the world were at IMTA to network with each other, discuss upcoming fashion trends and most importantly to scout for new faces for their agencies. Talent Agents, Managers and Casting Directors were also in attendance to find Actors, Singers and Dancers to represent. IMTA is known in the industry for being the launching point for the careers of top models and actors including Ashley Greene (IMTA 2004), Katie Holmes (IMTA 1993 & 1995), Ashton Kutcher (IMTA 1997), Eva Longoria (IMTA 1998), Elijah Wood (IMTA 1989), Jessica Biel (IMTA 1994), Josh Duhamel (IMTA 1997), Tiffany Thornton (IMTA 2003) Six time Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Model Jessica White (IMTA 1999), Vogue TV’s Madeline Kragh (IMTA 2007), The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency’s Brian Kehoe (IMTA 2001) and Elite’s Heather Isaacson (IMTA 2008). For more IMTA Alumni, please see IMTA.com (http://www.imta.com/talent.aspx).

One of the highlights was when a young talented actor Jason Henderson went from IMTA Callback day to his first feature film audition for a lead role in the new Adam Sandler movie. During the IMTA Callback Day, the Agents and Managers had one-on-one meetings with the models and actors they had spotted during the week and discussed the possibilities of a career in the industry. Many contracts were signed and hundreds of careers were launched. Fashion Show Producer and top runway instructor Michael Maddox produced an amazing fashion show that opened the Overview (where all the IMTA Contestants walked the Runway for all of the agents, managers and casting directors) featuring the latest designs from renowned designers and professional styling. Marlene Wallach, President of Wilhelmina Kids & Teens and JustAskMarlene.com presented a seminar for kids and their parents complete with a live podcast. For more information, please visit http://justaskmarlene.com/blog/?p=1374.

IMTA covered the event with live Twitter updates posted in real time. See IMTA’s coverage on the Official IMTA Twitter Feed (http://twitter.com/IMTA). Bakir Silajdzic, Male Model of the Year, said,”IMTA is really amazing. It’s been a great experience, lots of learning, lots of exposure. IMTA is going to do great things for me, I have a good feeling about it.”

Riley Smith (IMTA 1997) stopped by to wish this year’s participants good luck during the IMTA L.A. Awards Party. Three time IMTA participant Dani Miura (The Hannah Montana Movie and the 2009 feature film Fame) was also in attendance and presented awards. She said, “IMTA started everything for me.” Brittany Curran (Men of a Certain Age and Legally Blondes) presented awards along with Lauren Storm (I Love You Beth Cooper), Matthew Florida (90210, Hank, General Hospital), Raini Rodriguez (Paul Blart Mall Cop), Miles Heizer (Parenthood), Jon Kent Ethridge (iCarly, Out of Jimmy’s Head), Joseph Castanon (Ghost Whisperer, Prodigal) and many other stars and celebrities. Check out the official IMTA Blog (http://that-imta-blog.blogspot.com) for more details on alumni celebrities, models and actors who got their start at IMTA.

The IMTA Awards Night Celebration on Saturday, January 9th saw the announcement of the Models and Talent of the Year. This prize is awarded to the Contestants who have the highest overall composite scores. The winners of the 2010 IMTA Awards are:

Female Model of the Year – Alana Greszata, Barbizon Ice, Toronto, Canada

Male Model of the Year – Bakir Silajdzic, IMD, Medford, OR

Young Adult Actor of the Year Female – Katherine Pulker, JMT, Orlando, FL tied with Jaimie Hayward, Barbizon Ice, Charlotte, NC/Toronto, Canada

Young Adult Actor of the Year Male – Samuel DeBoer, Barbizon Royal, Minneapolis, MN

Most Sought After Female Talent – Jillian Moss, The Rock Agency, Madison, WI

Most Sought After Male Talent – Charlie Gallagher, Caryn International, Minneapolis, MN

Most Sought After Female Model – Alana Greszata, Barbizon Ice, Toronto, Canada

Most Sought After Male Model – Tyler Waller, Diane Dick Legends, Amarillo, TX

Junior Model of the Year Female – Ashley Waddington, IMD, Medford, Oregon

Junior Model of the Year Male – Tyler Waller, Diane Dick Legends, Amarillo, TX

Junior Miss Model of the Year – Shaugnessy Brown, JMT, Orlando, FL

Fitness Model of the Year Female- Juliana Saenz, Barbizon JMT, Orlando, FL

Fitness Model of the Year Male – Joey Rodriguez, Barbizon Royal, Chicago, IL

Actor of the Year Female – Brittany Tiner, John Albert Talent, McAllen, TX

Actor of the Year Male – Michael Pidani, Texas Acting & Modeling Academy, Austin, TX

Junior Actor of the Year Female – Ashley Waddington, IMD, Medford, OR

Junior Actor of the Year Male – George Frazier, The Performers Academy, Laguna Hills, CA

Junior Miss Actor of the Year – Dominique Bruncko, MTM, Chicago, IL

Young Miss Model of the Year – Melissa Wittenmyer, Margaret O’Brien’s/Starbound, Toledo, OH

Pre-Teen Model of the Year Male – Avery Taylor, Talent Connection, Folsom, CA

Child Model of the Year Male – Julius Cruz, Texas Acting & Modeling Academy, Austin, TX

Child Model of the Year Female – Natia Moss, Barbizon Chique, Philadelphia, PA

Young Miss Actor of the Year – Kaitlyn Dias, Talent Connection, Folsom, CA

Pre-Teen Actor of the Year – Gerhard Feriyants, MTM, Chicago, IL

Child Actor of the Year Female – Sophia Sanders, Talent Connection, Folsom, CA

Child Actor of the Year Male – Nehemiah Sutton, Margaret O’Brien’s/Starbound, Toledo, OH

Many scholarships were also awarded during the gala ceremony. Crystal Varelis, from Barbizon Royal, Chicago, IL was awarded a three year scholarship to Wilkes University with a value of $ 64,000. Adam Hill selected Crystal based on her phenomenal singing performance and acting abilities. Crystal was the winner of the Singing Junior Showcase and was the 2nd Runner-Up for Junior Female Talent of the Year.

For more information on IMTA winners and events, please visit IMTA.com (http://www.IMTA.com).

About IMTA:

IMTA is the most prestigious Association of Modeling and Talent Training Centers. IMTA produces two Conventions annually where Models, Actors, Singers and Dancers showcase their potential in front of the largest audience of Agents, Managers and Casting Directors ever assembled. Since 1987, IMTA has debuted an extraordinary number of modeling and talent stars who are working in the fashion and entertainment industry.

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River Club Vero Beach’s Innovative St. Vincent Model Sets New Standard of Value: Home and Homesite from $635,000 Including Upscale Design Features in Waterfront Community

Vero Beach, Florida (PRWEB) November 01, 2011

River Club Vero Beach expands the community?s Cottage Series of model home selections with its latest floorplan, the St.Vincent model, which introduces a new price point of $ 635,000. Vero Beach-based Palm Coast Development, the exclusive builder at River Club, created the 3-bedroom, 2-bath luxury floorplan for buyers who desire a private, luxury home in a 2,200-square-foot footprint with all the details and quality expected from a waterfront lifestyle.

The St. Vincent, part of the Cottage Series, exclusively developed for River Club Vero Beach, features a Bahamian cottage-style exterior with a 2-car garage and fully covered lanai. The interior boasts an array of design touches such as high ceilings, millwork and crown moldings to complement the St. Vincent?s well-thought-out greatroom plan as well as its separate dining room and morning-room kitchen.

Timeless architecture with modern hurricane protection features, including a concrete roof and impact glass, are hallmarks of Palm Coast Development and the Cottage Series. For more information visit the website http://www.riverclubvb.com


River Club Vero Beach is a private 120-acre residential community on A1A and the last new home community on the barrier island. Amenities include tennis, swimming, relaxing on the beautifully landscaped pool terrace or exercising in the well-equipped fitness room at the Swim and Fitness Center. Located in the heart of the community, The River Club is a gathering place where residents can entertain and socialize while overlooking the unspoiled natural riverfront. Four private guest suites are available for overnight guests of residents.

About Ironshore Capital LLC

Ironshore Capital LLC invests in and manages residential real estate investments across the Southeast United States. The company?s principals average more than 25 years experience in residential and commercial real estate investment and development. The firm?s investment capital is provided primarily by institutional investors.

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Solar Decathlon Team Partners With Habitat For Humanity And D.C. Government To Create New Model For Affordable, Green Housing

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) September 22, 2011

Today, Empowerhouse, a team of students from Parsons The New School for Design, Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at The New School, and Stevens Institute of Technology, unveiled a new model for green-energy, affordable housing as part of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon. Developed in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. (DC Habitat), and the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the project marks the first time in the Solar Decathlon’s history that a team has partnered from the outset with civic and government agencies to create a house specifically for a local D.C. community. It will be the first house designed to Passive House standards?the leading international energy standard?in the District of Columbia.

?Going into this competition, we knew that we wanted to build a house that would be more than simply an exhibition piece and would make a lasting impact on a local community in Washington, D.C.,” said Joel Towers, executive dean of Parsons The New School for Design. “This project illustrates Parsons? commitment to sustainable design, and to confronting the complex problem of climate change that is so imperative for America and the world. We are also happy to be creating a new model for affordable housing that Habitat for Humanity can replicate globally.”

The Solar Decathlon is a biannual, international competition that challenges 19 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses, which will be exhibited on the National Mall Sept. 23?Oct. 2, 2011. The Empowerhouse team has taken the competition beyond the Mall by designing and constructing a house for a specific site in the Deanwood neighborhood east of the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C. At the conclusion of the competition, it will be moved to Deanwood and expanded into a two-family home for local residents in collaboration with DC Habitat and the DHCD. Recently, DC Habitat selected one of the two families that will occupy the final house: Lakiya Culley, a Deanwood resident and single mother of three young children who works as a secretary for the U.S. Department of State.

?This project has given students an extraordinary opportunity to address first-hand one of the most pressing problems facing the world today ? affordable, sustainable housing supported by alternative energy,? said Dr. Michael Bruno, dean of the Charles V. Schaefer Jr., School of Engineering and Science at Stevens Institute of Technology. “The team has set itself apart by designing a house that is not only net energy neutral but also requires low energy consumption to operate ? a welcomed feature for the Washington, D.C. family that will be living there.?

Each unit of the two-family house is designed as a “net-zero” system (producing all of its energy needs), but will achieve peak efficiency when joined. The house adheres to Passive House principles, which have only just begun to be recognized in the United States, and will consume up to 90 percent less energy for heating and cooling than a typical home. Through the use of these principles, the team?s entry will have one of the smallest photovoltaic arrays of any in the competition, and its heating and cooling will require the same amount of power as it takes to operate a hair dryer.

Deanwood, a primarily working-class, African-American community, was selected as the site for the project due to its location in one of the greenest wards in Washington, D.C., and its history of community activism and self-sufficiency. Today, Deanwood and its surrounding neighborhoods are undergoing a powerful revitalization through economic development and environmental sustainability initiatives. Residents recently participated in the CarbonFree DC “Extreme Green Neighborhood Makeover,” which green retrofitted low- and moderate-income homes; in addition, the neighborhood is part of Groundwork Anacostia River DC, which brings environmental education and restoration projects to the communities along the river. Groundwork Anacostia will be hosting tours of the Deanwood revitalization efforts during the Decathlon, on September 24 and 25. For more information please visit http://groundworkdc.org.

Building on the theme of self-sufficiency, the house is designed not only to provide its own energy needs, but the team also is working with Deanwood?s Lederer Community Youth Garden to provide plantings for a roof garden and vegetable window boxes, to provide families with the opportunity to grow their own food. The house has a comprehensive water strategy that includes a rainwater harvesting system that will capture and store rainwater not only from the site but also from surrounding homes for use in the garden, with the ultimate goal of minimizing the water that is drained into the public sewer system.

“Empowerhouse is an excellent demonstration of our commitment to creating sustainable, affordable housing for the residents of the District of Columbia. DHCD is pleased that Parsons, Milano, Stevens and DC Habitat are bringing this innovative and forward-thinking project to the District,” said DHCD Director John E. Hall. “This project provides a unique opportunity for the city and for the Deanwood community, and we expect that it will set a precedent for future Passive Houses in the nation’s capital and across the country.”

The community will play a direct role in building the house, in keeping with the Habitat for Humanity mission, and the house features an innovative panelization system that will make it easy for construction by volunteers, as well as many off-the-shelf components that are available in home improvement stores. “Energy efficient design results in healthier, more economically viable housing for the low-income families we serve,” said Kent Adcock, President & CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. “When design ingredients like those of the Empowerhouse reduce energy consumption by up to 90 percent, it’s a substantial savings to homeowners, possibly the difference between having access to childcare or healthcare, or even advancing their education.”

In developing the project, the Empowerhouse team hosted design charrettes with community members, and conducted extensive research on the neighborhood, including its rich architectural history and sustainable practices and resources. In addition to creating new residences, the team has extended the project by leading workshops to educate residents on how to make their homes more sustainable?from retrofitting solar panels to community gardening. The team is also creating a new learning garden in Deanwood, working with Groundwork Anacostia and local volunteers, and will be hosting volunteer sessions on September 24 and 25. For more information, visit http://groundworkdc.org.

?The team has taken a whole-life approach that reflects the students? wide range of expertise,? said Neil Grabois, dean of the Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy at The New School. ?Sustainability stands at the intersection of a number of fields. From beginning to end, Empowerhouse has brought together over 200 graduate and undergraduate students with backgrounds in management, urban policy, engineering, and design?from architecture to fashion design, product design, communication design, and design and technology?taking a fully interdisciplinary embrace of this challenge.?

For more information, visit http://www.empowerhouse-dc.org.

Empowerhouse is made possible in part through the support of its sponsors, which include Binational Softwood Lumber Council, General Growth Properties Inc., Naturally:Wood, Jones Lang LaSalle, Sheila Johnson and The Washington Mystics, Tess Dempsey, U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, District Department of the Environment, Dow Solar, MetLife Foundation, the John L. Tishman Scholarships for Sustainable Development, AirDye, Bosch, Buro Happold, Case Design, Inc., Cefas LLC, Delta Contracting Services, Dewberry, Eastern Millwork, Inc., Enterprise Community Partners Inc., Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, Huber Engineered Woods, Intus Consulting, M/E Engineering P.C., National Fiber, Nordic Engineered Wood, Scholes Electric and Communications, Wolfe House Movers, Zehnder 8×8 Construction Inc, A. Joseph Schneider, Airgenerate, AltPower, Blu Dot Furniture, Boswell Engineering, Brultech Research, Clune Construction, CR Studio, D.C. Greenworks, Dee McDonald Miller, Delta Contracting Services, Dolana & Traynor, DMY Engineering Consultants, LLC, Dwell Studio, EcoFriendly Printers, EnOcean Alliance, F&G Mechanical, FreeState Electrical, FLOR, Hafele, Humanscale, Intesis Software, Jair Lynch Development Partners, Kohler, Levis Lighting Science Group, Loomstate, Marmo Enterprises, Inc., Michele Miller, Mitsubishi Electric, My Green Neighborhood, Passive House Institute US, Perkins + Will, ReVirio, Robert F & Julia Anne E. Bilicki, Robin Noble, Scholes Electric & Communications, SCL Elements, Sika Sarnafil, SIGA, Thermokon Sensortechnik, Tyco, UmProject, ValleyCrest Landscape Companies, Viega, Vitra, Vegetal I.D., Whirlpool and Zavos Architecture+Design.

Parsons The New School for Design and Milano School of International Affairs, Management and Urban Policy are vital parts of The New School, a university with a legacy of progressive ideals, scholarship, and pedagogy. One of world’s leading schools of art and design education, Parsons offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the full spectrum of disciplines, creatively and critically addressing the complexities of life in the 21st century. Milano trains leaders for the nonprofit, public, and private sectors, blending theory with hands-on practice, and progressive thinking with social commitment. For more information visit http://www.newschool.edu.

Founded in 1870, Stevens Institute of Technology, The Innovation University TM, lives at the intersection of industry, academics and research. The University’s students, faculty and partners leverage their collective real-world experience and culture of innovation, research and entrepreneurship to confront global challenges in engineering, science, systems and technology management. Stevens offers baccalaureate, master?s, certificates and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences and management, in addition to baccalaureate degrees in business and liberal arts. For more information visit http://www.stevens.edu.

Habitat for Humanity of Washington, D.C. believes that everyone deserves a house they want to call home. That’s why we work to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness in the nation’s capital by building affordable, energy- and resource-efficient homes for people in need. DC Habitat builds and rehabilitates homes in order to sell them to families who are ineligible for conventional financing. For more information, visit http://www.dchabitat.org.

The D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development creates and preserves opportunities for affordable housing and economic development and to revitalize underserved communities in the District of Columbia. The department fulfills its mission by providing gap financing; increasing first-time homeownership opportunities; providing funding to rehabilitate single-family and multi-family homes; supporting communities through neighborhood based activities; providing funding for homelessness prevention; addressing vacant and abandoned properties; and overseeing the administration of rental housing laws. For more information, visit http://www.dhcd.dc.gov.

Media Contacts:

Deborah Kirschner, The New School, 212.229.5667 x4310 or kirschnd(at)newschool(dot)edu

Noah Lichtman, Stevens Institute of Technology, 973.286.8287 or noah.lichtman(at)winningstrat(dot)com

Heather Phibbs, Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC, 202.882.4600 x233 or Heather.Phibbs(at)dchabitat(dot)org

Najuma Thorpe, DHCD, 202.442.7253 or najuma(dot)thorpe(at)dc(dot)gov

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Model Framing Complete at Ainsley Park in the Villages of Columbus

Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) September 24, 2010

Dramatic developments continue to unfold at Ainsley Park, where the model framing is now complete and construction is right on schedule for this brand new Tustin address, the last new home neighborhood to open at Columbus Grove within the Villages of Columbus. As this neighborhood continues to unfold its paired model designs on a more dramatic scale, now is a great time to visit the Sales Gallery for Ainsley Park by William Lyon Homes. For the latest news flashes, stay connected on Facebook and Twitter or log on to http://www.lyonainsleypark.com for more details, including its access to the top-rated Irvine Unified School District.

“With the second stories of the models framed and the near completion of the roofs, guests are excited to see the architectural scope and dimensions of these bright and open home designs,” said Lesley Pennington, Director of Sales for William Lyon Homes. “As we stay on track for Ainsley Park’s highly anticipated model grand opening later this fall, construction is moving forward at a very impressive pace. This steady progression is fantastic news for Orange County buyers eager for the upcoming model debut.”

“With prices anticipated to start from the high $ 400,000s, many of our early visitors have been first-time buyers who currently live in the local area, but who are ready to make the leap to homeownership at Ainsley Park. Smart consumers realize this new central Orange County opportunity can change their lives and are ready to say YES to spacious designs, top-rated Irvine Unified schools, convenient shopping and shorter drives. Stop by today to see just how far construction has come and take a virtual tour on the Touch Screen in the Sales Gallery for an interactive look at the neighborhood’s paired designs and also learn more about private community recreation, local entertainment amenities and Ainsley Park’s close proximity to major toll roads, John Wayne Airport and the Metrolink,” Pennington added.

Whether this is the first step or the next step, Ainsley Park is the shortest distance between you and your goals. Visit soon and imagine a promising future at this new Tustin neighborhood from a builder whose reputation for dependability and excellent customer service has spanned more than five decades.

Picturesque tree-lined streets and the established amenities of the Villages of Columbus provide a charming backdrop for Ainsley Park. Spacious, flexible floorplans range from approximately 1,659 to 2,364 square feet, with three to four bedrooms, 2.5 to three bathrooms and two-car garages.

New residents can enjoy the Grove House’s exclusive amenities from the first day they move in. This private community clubhouse is within walking distance of Ainsley Park and offers approximately 5,400 square feet of resort-caliber recreational amenities such as a junior Olympic saline pool and spa, great room, lounge, kitchen, barbecue area, children’s pool and more. Internet-savvy residents will also appreciate The Grove House’s Wi-Fi hotspots, ensuring connectivity even outdoors. A second choice for recreational downtime is 18 Sweet Shade, where residents have access to a junior Olympic saline pool, wading pool, spa, spacious fireplace area, barbecues and scenic trails.

Columbus Grove’s two community parks, Grove Park and Village Park feature picturesque walking trails, full and half-court basketball courts, tot lot areas and picnic spots.

It matters who your builder is, and William Lyon Homes means it when they say that they put themselves into their homes. They build each and every home as if it were their own and have earned a solid track record for constructing homes throughout the West since 1954.

To visit the Ainsley Park Sales Gallery from the I-5, exit Jamboree Road and head southwest. Exit Warner, turn left (south), left on Harvard, left on Columbus Grove Drive, left on Sonora and left again on Carrotwood. Turn right on Jasmine and make an immediate right into the parking lot.

The Sales Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 888-325-5950.

Prices are effective as of the date of publication. All homes are subject to prior sale. Prices and availability of homes are subject to change without notice. DRE Officer License: 00982816.

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