Lennar’s Laurel Oaks in Hillsboro utilizes solar packages in new homes

Lennar Portland

Hillsboro, OR – July 2016 – Lennar’s newest community to the Hillsboro area, Laurel Oaks, is attempting to lower their use of resources by providing solar systems with all of their new homes. By converting sunlight into energy through the use of solar panels, homeowners are able to lower their utility costs each month by receiving credits for the extra energy produced and not consumed — that energy gets transferred back onto the grid.

“We are really excited to begin offering solar homes,” said Sia Howe, Marketing Manager for Lennar Portland. “Times have changed and we know that green living practices are a huge priority among our homeowners.”

The solar packages are composed of a state-of-the-art solar panel system with micro-inverter technology by SunStreet Energy Group. Their micro-inverter technology allows each panel to operate independently and produce more energy than traditional central-inverter based systems.

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 or gaps for heat or cool 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 winter and out during summer. Programmable thermostats allow for the utmost control over the indoor air environment.

The new homes at Laurel Oaks come in nine distinct and modern open floorplans, with sizes ranging from approximately 2,111 to 2,892 square feet up to five bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. Many of the homes feature garages set to the rear of the home, providing beautiful curbside appeal.

Laurel Oaks’ Welcome Home Center is located at 5292 Lone Oak Street. For more information on this community, visit http://www.lennar.com/new-homes/oregon/portland/hillsboro/laurel-oaks.

For more information on new homes in the Portland area, visit http://www.lennar.com/new-homes/oregon/portland

 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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