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Can Your Commute Save Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

By: EYA Homes
August 12th, 2015

We intuitively know that commuting with public transportation is a lower-stress, eco-friendly, and healthier option. Now, WMATA provides a tool that allows you to calculate your precise impact from door-to-door.

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Millennials Prefer Walkable Neighborhoods

By: EYA Homes
July 29th, 2015

In a recent study by the National Association of Realtors, surveyors confirmed a fact that EYA has long known: today's homebuyers prefer walkable neighborhoods close to shops and transit. The study was covered by the Washington Business Journal, in which writer Kent Hoover urged the housing industry to do more to adapt to this trend. Looking for a walkable neighborhood to call 'home'? Discover modern townhome living at EYA.com.

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More Support for Transit-Oriented Neighborhoods

By: EYA Homes
June 9th, 2015

We're excited to share Roger K. Lewis' most recent piece on transit-oriented development, a concept that's at the very heart of life within walking distance. We work tirelessly to deliver on the best, timeless practices in urban living and neighborhood design. You can see some evidence of our past commitments smart growth on EYA.com. Enjoy!

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Resolutions for a Walkable Lifestyle

By: EYA Homes
January 6th, 2015

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:

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Smart Growth | Green Building

Cool Roofs, Cool Effects

By: EYA Homes
July 15th, 2014

EYA's new townhomes at Old Town Commons have environmentally friendly, white painted, cool roofs. Photo courtesy of Google Maps.  According to a recent article posted on Grist, “cool roofs save money by keeping indoor temperatures more comfortable in warm weather and reducing the need for air conditioning.” In this case, a “cool roof” is flat rooftop that has a brightly colored roofing membrane, most commonly, white, in order to reflect heat from the sun. Roofs that are darker colors, like dark gray or black, absorb more of the sun’s heat, making the building warmer inside. Not only do cool roofs save money, but also help the environment. The article explains that “reducing energy absorption at Earth’s surface decreases the amount of heat these [greenhouse] gases can trap in the atmosphere.” On a larger scale, Art Rosenfeld, the man behind the cool roof vision, compares a successful worldwide cool roof campaign to “’taking half of the world’s cars off the road for 20 years.’”

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5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

By: EYA Homes
April 22nd, 2014

Earth Day celebrations are taking place around the world and there are many ways you can make a difference in your community and your home. Here are a few ideas:

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