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Sanctuary at Cutler Bay, a LEED registered community by developer Sustainable 3Ci, Inc, was awarded the “2016 Florida’s Best” Platinum for Single Family Homes by the Builders’ Association of South Florida at last week’s signature event in Orlando.
Sanctuary at Cutler Bay homes are self-sustained, self-reliant homes, featuring water reclamation systems, energy efficient appliances, and are solar- powered for the future… 3Ci’s mission is to develop and construct environmentally sustainable homes offered to the consumer at an affordable price. These elegant, Key West style homes will dramatically reduce the amount of pollutants and reliance on fossil fuels that go into building and operating a traditionally constructed home. Their environmentally friendly homes have the added benefit of drastically reducing monthly utility bills. The HERS Index estimates the monthly utility bills will average only $71 dollars per month.
“I think this award, which we are grateful to receive, shows the beauty of our design and connectivity to the natural surroundings, located right next to the mangroves of Biscayne Bay. Energy efficiency resonates today,” says George de Armas, Co-Founder, 3Ci, Inc.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Beatriz and George for the past few years, and have been tremendously impressed with their commitment to sustainability, environmental issues, and an overall healthier future for Miami. One example, that I hope George does not mind me sharing, is his hobby of growing mangrove seedlings on his porch as part of the ongoing Old Cutler Bay habitat restoration efforts.
In keeping with their philosophy, Sanctuary at Cutler Bay homes will be as beautiful as they are “green”. The 4 bedroom, 3 bath houses will feature over 2600 sq.ft. of interior living area with high ceilings, floating staircases, and open sunny floor plans. The gourmet kitchens will include Energy Star appliances, LEED certified countertops, and Low VOC – Formaldehyde free cabinets.
The exterior details- terraces, walkways, lighting, and landscaping, are designed with the same attention to detail. Our rain water collection system will provide all the water needed to maintain the lawns, shrubbery and plants. All efficiencies are provided with a conscious focus to reduce the impact on the environment while reducing the cost of energy and maintenance.
If you would like to visit the developer’s sales office for more information about Sanctuary at Cutler Bay, let me know! I will be very happy to introduce you to Beatriz and George, and to their amazing award-winning homes.
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