Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2006
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Building Sustainable Communities

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Greenbrook Village

Map showing the location of Greenbrook Village.

Meeting Florida's Green Building Standards

Sarasota, Florida

The Sarasota Division of Morrison Homes is building 56 homes in Greenbrook Village, part of the masterplanned Lakewood Ranch community in South East Manatee County, Florida.

  • All of the homes will be built and certified to Florida Green Building Standards. The standards address a wide range of issues from energy and water efficiency to green procurement and waste management.
  • Each of the homes uses energy-efficient lighting and appliances throughout.
  • The homes integrate various features designed to create a healthy home. These include the use of low emission paints, stains and finishes.
  • Morrison Homes has used drought tolerant landscaping and turf in order to conserve water and reduce costs for residents. We estimate that our gardens will need less than 20% of the water required for a conventionally landscaped garden.
  • The landscaping is also designed to provide natural termite prevention.
  • Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, the developer of Lakewood Ranch, has set high environmental standards for all of the housebuilders involved in the community. Lakewood Ranch is the largest masterplanned community in Florida to be designated a Green Community by the Florida Green Building Coalition.
  • The homes are surrounded by lakes as well as preserved wetlands and woodlands. Nature trails encourage homeowners to explore the natural Florida habitat on their doorstep.
  • Greenbrook Village includes an adventure park as well as two schools. Lakewood Ranch includes a wide range of other amenities including shops, restaurants and healthcare facilities.
  • Morrison Homes has learned a great deal from our involvement in this village. As a result, we have chosen to follow Florida Green Building Standards in the 173 town houses that we will be building in our Bradford Manor community. In addition, two of our builders have achieved certification as Green Building Inspectors in order to allow us to certify the environmentally friendly homes that we build.
Comment on community

"Morrison Homes has been very supportive of Green Building and has been a leader in showing that Green Building can make sense in a production home environment."
Bob Sisum, Director of Builder Programs, Schroeder-Manatee Ranch

Example of
  • Green Building
  • Healthy homes
  • Drought tolerant landscaping
  • Protected habitat
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