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Old Town Commons Neighborhood named "Best Green", "Most Innovative"

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Old Town Commons Neighborhood named Blog Feature

By: EYA Homes on October 26th, 2010

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EYA’s new townhome community at Old Town Commons has been open only 5 months, and it’s already been named “Best Green Community” and “Best Infill Neighborhood” at the 2010 Great American Living Awards (GALA) Ceremony October 21st.

Old Town Commons GALA Award

The GALA competition is the DC building industry’s most prestigious awards event, in which architects, builders, and developers select the area’s best new home communities and home designs.

Old Town Commons was recognized as the area’s most “green” community – featuring new homes built to LEED standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council. Judges measured proximity to public transportation & Metro, fitness & recreation, and shops, as well as energy-saving construction techniques and sustainable design.

Judges also named Old Town Commons “Most Innovative Infill Community” for the neighborhood’s location in the heart of Old Town and its smartly designed site plan. Situated perfectly between Metro and the Potomac River, the community is the only new neighborhood in Old Town featuring private rear yard space.

Since its founding in 1992, EYA has won over 150 GALA Awards (some formerly the MAME and Monument Awards) and just last year was given the GALA Lifetime Achievement Award. To learn more about EYA and Old Town Commons, visit www.eya.com.