Windows The homes’ ProLine double-hung windows from Pella include a low-E coating and argon gas fill. The Energy Star–rated units have a U-factor of 0.32 and an SHGC of 0.34. The windows feature low-maintenance EnduraClad exteriors. 800.374.4758.

Stormwater management The two retention ponds on site have become naturally populated with bass, sun fish, spotted turtles, and amphibians. Future stormwater management will combine natural and mechanical filtration to eliminate the need for additional ponds.

Interior paint Duron Genesis low-VOC paint contains less than 15 g/l for semi-gloss and less than 40 g/l for flat and eggshell. The paint provides excellent hide capabilities, the company says, and cleans up with water. 800.723.8766.

Irrigation The Toro Intelli-Sense TIS-612 sprinkler system features WeatherTrak scheduling software that calculates the optimum irrigation schedule based on details such as plant and soil type, slope factor, and root depth; in addition, the device uses daily data from NOAA satellites to adjust schedules and water delivery according to the weather. According to the company, the system can save 40 or more gallons of water per day. It includes a flexible range of programmability features. 800.664.4740.

Katy Tomasulo