McKay Creek Crossing: A solar powered community

Lennar Portland

North Plains, Ore. – October 2016 – In an effort to provide state-of-the-art energy efficiency and conserve natural resources, Lennar Portland now includes solar packages at their McKay Creek Crossing community. This is the second Lennar community in Oregon that includes Solar packages as part of their Everything’s Included® package.

“We are thrilled to offer solar homes in such a gorgeous area surrounded by natural beauty,” said Sia Howe, Marketing Manager for Lennar Portland. “We know that green living practices have become a huge demand and priority among our homeowners, and we’re excited to meet those ideals!”

Lennar’s solar packages are composted of a state-of-the-art solar panel system that includes micro-inverter technology by SunStreet Energy Group. The technology allows each panel to operate independently of one another and produce more energy than a traditional or typical central-inverter based system.

In addition to including solar packages, Lennar Portland includes other green building techniques to create homes that function with energy and water efficiency.

Creating a truly energy-efficient home starts during the construction process. Improved insulation techniques and a tightly sealed duct system also help control indoor airspace by eliminating any spaces for hot or cold air to escape from, or through.

All new Lennar homes use low VOC paint, which stands for low volatile organic compounds. These paints have a less harmful chemical makeup, which improves air quality both indoors and out. Double paned low emissivity windows, commonly referred to as low-E, have protective coatings to help keep heat in during the winter and out during the summer. Programmable thermostats allow for the utmost control over the indoor air environment.

The homes at McKay Creek Crossing come in four distinctive floorplans for buyers to choose from. Home sizes range between 1,764 to 2,056 square feet and include up to four bedrooms and three and one-half bathrooms. All two-story designs, these homes are priced from the $300,000’s.

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With hundreds of communities nationwide and homes designed for first-time, move-up and luxury homebuyers, Lennar has grown to become one of the nation’s leading and most respected homebuilders and proudly remains steadfast in their commitment toward quality, value and integrity. Lennar has a longstanding history of building exceptional homes in only the most well planned and desirable locations throughout the country.

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