redT Homes, a trailblazer in sustainable home development in Colorado, celebrated a milestone achievement with the unveiling of their model unit at the LiteHomes development, situated at the intersection of E Mississippi Ave and Dahlia Street in Denver.
This marks the completion of the first-ever US Green Building Council (USGBC) certified LEED Zero neighborhood in the United States, echoing redT Homes' mission: "Building A Greener Colorado."
A landmark event in the sustainable housing space, the unveiling featured a ribbon-cutting ceremony, a tour of the net-zero ready home, and a 'Lite' lunch. Among the attendees was Raymond Gonzales, President of Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation, and redT Homes CEO, Nathan Adams.
The USGBC’s LEED Zero certification is an acknowledgment of buildings with net-zero environmental impact. redT’s LiteHomes exemplify this principle through their design and construction, showcasing that sustainable living is not only feasible but also appealing and accessible in the state of Colorado.
LiteHomes, crafted with meticulous attention to material selection and sustainable building practices, are engineered to enhance indoor air quality and overall living comfort, bestowing homeowners with multiple health benefits. These solar-powered, all-electric homes promise financial advantages as well by significantly reducing energy consumption and utility fees.
These homes' smaller footprints, complemented by high walkability scores, lighten their environmental impact, thereby personifying the company’s tagline - 'Lite on Your Wallet and Lite on the Planet.'
Commending redT's efforts, Raymond Gonzalez stated "redT Homes is an innovator—a development industry disruptor changing the way Colorado balances the urgent need for more housing in a way that affirms our fundamental commitment to sustainability. It was a privilege to tour their project on E Mississippi which will be the first LEED Zero community in the nation. Providing housing to the people of Colorado in a way that protects our natural environment is the most important challenge facing our state. redT is bringing big and bold vision to this effort, and it was a pleasure to see their work up-close.”
Nathan Adams, exuding excitement over being the first to develop a LEED Zero community in the United States, said, "This isn't just about picking a new home; it's about deciding to live better. Since COVID, I think more people are concerned about making healthier choices and embracing wellness on all levels. Diet choices and fitness pursuits, healthier grocery store options, all point to a focus on better self-care. How much better are those pursuits served when the environment you choose to live in, rest in, raise your family in supports those same goals? Health and wellness should start at home, and our LiteHomes support this 'lite-style' living choice."
redT Homes' partnership with Steven Kemler of Stone Arch Group and Andrew Kemler of 1334 Development Corp. further attests to their dedication to environmentally friendly initiatives. As they continue to pioneer more healthful, sustainable communities, redT Homes is challenging others to join them in "Building A Greener Colorado" The Mississippi LiteHomes are the embodiment of this commitment, setting a precedent in sustainable housing construction, or as they like to say, 'LEED-ing' the way.