Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Inside Marburg Square, Part I

On November 17, LEED AP and public relations committee chair of the Cincinnati chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council led a tour of Marburg Square in Oakley, which is building its new structures to LEED for Homes Silver standards.

Being built by the Ackermann Group at Marburg Avenue and Wasson Road, the $25 million development offers both urban flats, with more than 1,400 square feet, and townhomes, with more than 1,800 square feet.

Prices range from $264,900 for the urban flats to $389,900 for the townhomes.

The new builds earn most of their LEED points for optimal energy performance (66 HERS index) and sustainable sites, due to the project density, site permeability, and landscape design.

This slideshow contains 26 photos.

Pictured here are the exteriors of Buildings 7 and 8 (urban flats), foundations and footings for Building 4 (urban flats), and an interior of a townhome unit that's currently under construction.

In part two, we'll take a look at two of the decorated urban flats models.

Hover over the slideshow to bring up the controls. You may stop the slideshow by clicking on the square "stop" button, allowing you to scroll through the photos at your own leisure. To get a better view, click on each image to enlarge to 640 x 480. Photos will open in a new browser window.

Previous reading on BC:
Marburg Square photo update, 2/3/08 (2/5/08)
Marburg Square photo update, 10/13/07 (10/19/07)