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Smart Building Techniques: Third-Party Verification

February 28, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
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EYA’s long-standing commitment to environmentally friendly home design is now enhanced by third-party verification of important installations in all homes. In addition to LEED for Homes certification, the following systems are now inspected by a third-party verifier:

  • Building envelope wrap and flashing details
  • Quality of insulation installation
  • Blower door test
  • Duct leakage test
  • Exhaust fan performance
  • Kitchen exhaust performance
  • Pest control techniques
  • Mechanical ventilation performance

Green building techniques, such as third-party verification, ensure that even the best laid plans are properly implemented in new home construction. It’s one of the many ways we’re building a smarter, greener home. Learn more about EYA’s “smart city living” efforts here.

Grand Opening: New Bethesda Townhomes!

February 20, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Grosvenor Heights by EYA

We are excited to announce the Grand Opening of Bethesda’s newest townhomes at Grosvenor Heights! The community will soon offer over 100 elevator townhomes in the perfect wooded oasis just off Grosvenor Lane. Stop by on Saturday, February 21st from 11 AM – 6 PM to learn more about this distinctive new neighborhood.

Grosvenor Heights Grand Opening
Saturday, February 21st

11 AM – 6 PM
5430 Grosvenor Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814

Directions: From 355/Rockville Pike, travel westbound on Grosvenor Lane for approximately ¼ mile. Turn left at the Grosvenor Heights sign. From Old Georgetown Road, travel eastbound on Cheshire Drive. Turn right onto Grosvenor Lane. Take the first right after Fleming Avenue at the Grosvenor Heights sign.

Priced from $1.1 million, the townhomes will feature private elevators, 3 and 4 bedroom floorplans, available multi-generational suites with kitchenettes and baths, and expansive rooftop terraces for memorable entertaining. Grosvenor Heights is quietly tucked away in a 33-acre wooded oasis, yet just moments from the Grosvenor-Strathmore Metro station, Wildwood Shopping Center and all the acclaimed Bethesda shopping, dining and nightlife. View our community video here.

We are also excited to announce EYA’s new Move Concierge™ service! We’ve partnered with Let’s Move LLC to make your move simpler and more relaxing. Their experts will manage every aspect of your move, all you do is pack an overnight bag and arrive to your beautiful new home, completely unpacked, for a relaxing first night!

The sales center will open for information on Saturday, February 21st and contracts will be accepted starting at 11 AM on Sunday, February 22nd on a first come, first served basis.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Architect’s Newspaper Features The Oronoco

January 22, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
The Oronoco Waterfront Condos

Architect’s Newspaper Blog A/N released their coverage of The Oronoco Waterfront Condominium this week. It’s a beautifully written story that captures the building’s transformation from outmoded office building into “riverfront revival”. Learn more about the “sleek new residences” at our website.

Titan of Townhouses

January 22, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
EYA earned the NHQ Gold Award for Housing Quality in 2015.EYA earned the NHQ Gold Award for Housing Quality in 2015.

We’re excited to share our recent coverage in Bisnow, a leading news source for business activity. In their article, “Titan of Townhouses“, writers share a bit about the company’s history, culture and pipeline. The article is one of many recent pieces covering EYA’s impact on the Washington region.

The Oronoco is a “WOW” House

January 16, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
The Oronoco Waterfront Condominium

Real estate reporter Mary Ann Barton recently cited The Oronoco Waterfront Condominium Residence as a “WOW” House, notable for its luxe amenities and beautiful views. She’s one of many writers who have noticed the landmark property on the Potomac River in Old Town Alexandria. Since her reporting, The Oronoco is now 90% sold out.

Walkability, Open Concept Plan Among Desires for Empty Nesters

January 6, 2015 | by | 1 Comment
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We’re excited to see The Washington Post talking about right-sizing options in housing this week. EYA has been following the needs of empty nesters for years, by developing walkable neighborhoods throughout Washington. Many of our homes offer one-level floor plans or elevators for access to all levels. It’s great to see more options being offered for simplifying life and spending less time on yard work and home maintenance.

Resolutions for a Walkable Lifestyle

January 6, 2015 | by | 0 Comments
Walkable

As we welcome a new year, many of us will make resolutions to live a healthier lifestyle. More and more research indicates that living in a walkable neighborhood is good for you. From better health to reduced crime rates to increased social interactions, walkable urban living has many far reaching benefits. The studies show:

  • There is a significant connection between walkability and health benefits
  • Walkability encourages more civic engagement in our communities
  • Walkable urban environments spur social interaction and creativity
  • Walkability is a key to influencing housing prices

EYA is passionate about creating distinctly special neighborhoods that positively impact individual lives and communities in a socially responsible way. Visit our website to learn more about our walkable neighborhoods and resolve to start living your walkable lifestyle today!

Family Buys Three EYA Homes

December 22, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
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We are honored frequently with referral sales from our raving fans. But for one family to buy three homes is a new record!

The Andersons purchased two homes at Chancellor’s Row and another at Arts District Hyattsville, for Mom, Dad, and their two sons. To thank them for their loyalty, EYA sent Chairman Emeritus Terry Eakin and Wizards Mascot G-Wiz to the settlement to gift the family a night out in a catered suite at Verizon Center.

We hope they enjoyed their special night on the town. Thanks again, Andersons. Welcome to the neighborhood!

 

EYA Holds Completion Ceremony at Old Town Commons

October 30, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
Pictured left to right: EYA President & CEO Bob Youngentob, EYA Chairman Terry Eakin, ARHA Board Member A. Melvin Miller, Alexandria Mayor William Euille,   ARHA Board Chairman Merrick Malone, ARHA Board Member Karl Sandberg, EYA SVP Brian Allan Jackson, ARHA Board Member Carter Flemming, ARHA CEO Roy PriestPictured left to right: EYA President & CEO Bob Youngentob, EYA Chairman Terry Eakin, ARHA Board Member A. Melvin Miller, Alexandria Mayor William Euille, ARHA Board Chairman Merrick Malone, ARHA Board Member Karl Sandberg, EYA SVP Brian Allan Jackson, ARHA Board Member Carter Flemming, ARHA CEO Roy Priest

On Tuesday, October 28, 2014, EYA gathered with Alexandria Mayor Bill Euille and Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority (ARHA) for a Completion Ceremony at Old Town Commons.

About 100 partners, consultants and business leaders attended the ceremony, which celebrates the six-year redevelopment effort. What was once five city blocks of outmoded public housing at the James Bland Housing Site is now a vibrant mixed-income neighborhood in the heart of Old Town Alexandria.

Officials from the City of Alexandria, ARHA, EYA and community and business leaders at the Old Town Commons Completion Ceremony

Officials from the City of Alexandria, ARHA, EYA and community and business leaders at the Old Town Commons Completion Ceremony

The redevelopment is a model for the preservation of public housing and public-private partnerships. EYA, ARHA and the City of Alexandria worked closely together to work through a host of complicated development decisions and designs. Today, Old Town Commons is smart, green, livable and worthy of emulation, thanks to the dedication of countless consultants, employees and partners.    

The community has won numerous local, regional and national awards, including:

  • ULI Award of Excellence, 2014 Finalist, Jack Kemp Workforce Housing Models of Excellence
  • National Association of Housing and Redevelopment, 2014 Best Use of a Public-Private Partnership
  • Best in American Living Awards (BALA), 2013 Gold Award, Neighborhood of the Year
  • Delta Associates Awards for Excellence, 2013 Best Mid-Atlantic Neighborhood Impact Condominium Community
  • Virginia Housing Awards, 2013 Governor’s Award, Best Mixed Income Project
  • The Great American Living Awards (GALA), 2011 Best Interior Merchandising, 2011 Best Designed Architecture, 2010 Best Green Community, 2010 Most Innovative Infill Neighborhood

The public rental apartments are now complete and the condominiums are sold and occupied. A limited number of new townhomes remain for sale. Learn more at http://www.eya.com/Old_Town_Commons.

EYA Holds Day of Service at Byte Back

October 27, 2014 | by | 0 Comments
2014 EYA Day of Service

On Friday, October 24, 2014, EYA employees gathered for their annual Day of Service in Washington, DC. This year’s recipient of giving was Byte Back, a DC-based non-profit which provides computer training and employment readiness classes to low-income individuals.

The EYA Foundation contributed nearly $50,000 in building improvements to Byte Back’s corporate headquarters and training facility in the Brookland neighborhood of the District. Their building was constructed in 1927. Renovations included a new roof, new kitchen, window repairs, door replacements, painting, cleaning and other improvements. Several of EYA’s consultant partners participated in the event, including Grafik Marketing & Communications, ColorNet Printing, TNT Services Group, Southland Insulators, ABW Appliances, Augustine Plumbing, North Atlantic Framing, CCM Capital Components & Millwork, Signature Companies, Summit Roofing and Eastern Applicators, Inc.

Volunteers also held mock interviews and a mentoring session for Byte Back students. Candidates picked up interview tips, resume critique and a $50 gift card to assist in purchasing career attire.

Byte Back has been widely recognized as one of DC’s best non-profits. Their impact is immeasurable and ranges from helping older immigrants learn how to skype with family, teaching general computer literacy skills such as applying for a job online, and providing high demand computer certificate training such as A+ and IC3. Byte Back students can earn up to $75,000 per year with training and certification and obtain jobs with employers such as Booz Allen Hamilton and the IRS.

Byte Back’s mission of enabling the District’s workforce is aligned with the goals of the EYA Foundation. Established in 2012, the Foundation receives a percentage of profits from EYA and deploys those funds in low-income neighborhoods throughout the Washington Metropolitan area.