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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 23, 2012 04:52 PM
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by Chris Tackett last modified Aug 22, 2012

by Chris Tackett When architect and developer Brett Nave began developing his Heron Park neighborhood in the coastal town of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, he managed to lay 1,200 feet of road through a forest and pecan orchard while only removing six trees. And when he set out the floor plan for A3, the home he and his wife and two kids now live in, instead of following the common practice of clearing the lot, completing the structure and landscaping after completing construction, he sited A3 to fit snugly into the lot in order to remove only three additional trees. Nave even pre-designed each of his 21 lots in the same way to minimize tree loss and maximize solar gains and breezes. These sustainability minded decisions to conserve trees and use narrower roads cost more money and take more time, but the added expense is worth it, Nave says.




 

 

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by Chris Tackett

When architect and developer Brett Nave began developing his Heron Park neighborhood in the coastal town of Ocean Springs, Mississippi, he managed to lay 1,200 feet of road through a forest and pecan orchard while only removing six trees. And when he set out the floor plan for A3, the home he and his wife and two kids now live in, instead of following the common practice of clearing the lot, completing the structure and landscaping after completing construction, he sited A3 to fit snugly into the lot in order to remove only three additional trees. Nave even pre-designed each of his 21 lots in the same way to minimize tree loss and maximize solar gains and breezes. These sustainability minded decisions to conserve trees and use narrower roads cost more money and take more time, but the added expense is worth it, Nave says.



 

 

 
 
 

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