Crest of Alexandria leads the way in Sustainable Building!

Craig Havenner, president of Christopher Companies — one of a trio of developers building out the active-adult community The Crest of Alexandria — understands the benefits a high-performance building provides his customers. Therefore, his company has made a commitment to building green and certifying to the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) and ENERGY STAR program. The company looks at a variety of design and construction elements, from insulation and windows to interior features, to build homes that are efficient and comfortable.

Baby boomers moving into communities like The Crest desire energy-efficient features, especially windows and appliances, and in addition, 84% of potential home buyers recently surveyed favor whole-home energy certification. One of the main strategies for providing the efficient homes boomers want is to minimize air leaks, also known as reducing infiltration.