Our Green Communities
The Toll Brothers green commitment extends beyond the products we build into every one of our homes. From
California to New York and North Carolina, many of our communities also offer a number of additional optional "green" features which allow you to customize your dream home and make it even more comfortable, economical and energy efficient. Check with the sales team at your community of choice to find out what green features are offered at that particular community.
Click on a state below to learn more about some of Toll Brothers' green communities and some of the green initiatives implemented across the country, OR visit
TollBrothers.com and start searching for your NEW Toll Brothers green home today!
Toll Brothers and EchoFirst®, the creator of Echo®, a revolutionary new solar energy system that delivers twice the energy of a basic solar electric (PV) system, announced that Echo® solar systems will be deployed as the state-of-the-art energy management system with in these new Toll Brothers communities in Arizona. Echo supplements conventional solar electric PV panels with a unique solar thermal technology that captures the heat from the PV panels. Echo generates not only electricity, but also hot water for washing and bathing, and thermal energy for home heating and home cooling. This enables Toll Brothers to offer homes that use 70%-80% less energy than a standard code built home.
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The Preserve is located in the final village in the well-known Vista del Verde community and The Pinnacle is located within the master planned community of Moorpark Highlands. In a new pilot program, these unique single-family communities offer homes with solar photovoltaic panels installed at no additional cost to the home buyer. This solar initiative is a partnership between Toll Brothers, PetersenDean, SunRun, the nation's leading
home solar power company. SunRun solar financing makes switching to solar easy and affordable by allowing homeowners to purchase solar electricity, rather than the system. SunRun also takes complete care of the system, including monitoring, maintenance and repair, insurance, and a money-back performance guarantee. Homeowners at The Preserve and The Pinnacle will be able to simply pay a low monthly rate for their solar electricity, like they pay their utility today, and reduce their monthly bills by $50-$100, depending on usage. This partnership will help set the renewable energy standard for new home communities by making it easier than ever for homeowners to choose clean solar electricity in their homes. Click here to read more.
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Parkland Golf & Country
Parkland Golf & Country Club by Toll Brothers - located between Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton in Parkland, Florida - has received one of Audubon International's highest designations - a Certified Gold Signature Sanctuary - for its environmental practices and policies. Only 23 developments worldwide have achieved the Signature Certification designation, and Parkland Golf and Country Club by Toll Brothers is only the ninth in Florida to receive the honor. "From Audubon International's perspective, the search for a more sustainable future must be more about action, than mere words. Through projects like Parkland Golf & Country Club and partners like Toll Brothers, we are gladly redefining what it means to plan, build, and manage our human landscapes in ways that address environmental, social, and bottom line goals," said Audubon International Signature Program Director Nancy E. Richardson. "It is sustainable eco-design and development in action."
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303 East 33rd Street
303 East 33rd is Murray Hill's first
LEED registered building, and is within a short walk of the East River Esplanade and First Avenue's prestigious medical research corridor.
303 was designed to maximize efficiency and ensure well being and sustainability through the integration of numerous green elements:
The roof is covered with plants and light reflecting materials to reduce the city's "heat island" effect.
Residents of the building have access to discounted parking for fuel-efficient vehicles.
The building's heating and cooling systems use 15% less energy than other residential buildings of its size.
Approximately 100,000 sf of bamboo has been used for flooring. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on Earth and is harvested without causing damage to the surrounding environment.
Many of the electric appliances incorporate advanced technologies that use 10-15% less energy and water than standard models.
Almost all interior finishes and materials have low VOC (volatile organic compounds) content to
reduce the emissions of harmful pollutants in the building.
LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
205 Water Street, located in the DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) neighborhood of Brooklyn was designed for sustainability and has achieved LEED Gold Certification. A beautiful addition to an already unique and sophisticated neighborhood, 205 Water blends the area's rich history with timeless contemporary sensibility. The building was designed using a holistic approach intended to preserve the environment for the benefit of its inhabitants and the New York region as a whole. The result is the most ecologically responsible building ever developed by Toll Brothers.
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Toll Brothers Expands Green-Building Initiatives with Addition of Geothermal Systems. Homeowner at The Hills at Southpoint First To Take Advantage of Energy Savings
Toll Brothers is proud to now offer installation of
geothermal heating and cooling systems on new single-family homes at The Hills at Southpoint in Durham, North Carolina. Toll Brothers' decision for offering geothermal systems was centered on the improved efficiency supplied by a ground source and to provide homeowners with lower and more predictable energy usage costs. Toll Brothers is one of the only production home builders in the Triangle to offer geothermal heating and cooling systems.
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Hasentree, an 805-acre country club and golf community located in north Raleigh near Wake Forest, North Carolina, is honored to be one of a select few communities throughout the United States that have earned the prestigious designation as a
Signature Gold Certified Audubon Sanctuary. Hasentree's commitment to being an environmentally sensitive development is evidenced by our support of a joint research initiative with the University of Massachusetts and Dartmouth College, which during the past three years have been researching the effects of urbanization on native habitats for bees and other insects. As part of a study funded by the National Science Foundation, researchers have been surveying plants and insects on Hasentree's 805 pristine acres in Northern Wake County. Hasentree serves as an ideal case study in responsible development that promotes preservation while minimally impacting the surrounding environment, and furthers Toll Brothers' commitment to being a leader in the development of green communities.