The Legacy Lofts, the brainchild of architect Mark Isaacs, recently was named the “2008 Green Multifamily Building of the Year” by the National Association of Homebuilders. Isaacs is president of Legacy Development who specializes in Near Zero Carbon construction and was on hand to accept the award in New Orleans this May.
“We are thrilled with the recognition from such a prestigious award,” said Isaacs. “We hope Legacy Lofts will become a model to the nation for Near Zero Carbon Living.” Other cities with projects receiving green awards were Raleigh, NC, San Diego, CA, and Boulder, CO. Louisville officially hangs with the green cool kids. Tours of the development are scheduled for every Saturday at 2:00 sharp outside on the street corner.
- National Green Building Awards (NAHB)
- Legacy Lofts wins national award for green design (Business First)
- Legacy Lofts Wins National Award (American Towns)
- Legacy Lofts (Official Site)
The 38-unit mixed use condo project at the corner of Main Street & Campbell Street has already sold 10 of the 19 units in its first phase scheduled to open in September. Isaacs and his wife Sally will be joining the new buyers at Legacy Lofts as neighbors in a building with estimated utility costs of less than $10 per unit. Yes, that’s single digit utility bills. How do they go so low, you ask? Well, the Legacy Lofts use geothermal heating & cooling, photovoltaic cells and solar hot water, structural insulating panels, and insulating concrete forms. That’s you you get Green Building of the Year.
And now, the construction progress of the Legacy Lofts.