*All images courtesy of Marks Thomas Architects
Located in Howard County, MD, the Cottages at Greenwood boasts the national model for universal design, green initiatives, and affordable home ownership. The site plan for this community includes 35 single family homes all designed to be energy efficient, environmental friendly, and easily accessible. The development and construction costs for this innovative community reached upwards of $17 million and required a close partnership with the Howard County government.
The first phase of this development is LEED Platinum Certified and was awarded a USGBC Maryland Wintergreen Award and includes green elements such as bioretention beds, pervious concrete, staggered stud exterior walls with dense pack cellulose, stained and finished concrete floors, recycled glass countertops, hypo-allergenic and bay friendly landscaping, highly efficient applicances, equipment and fixtures, and universal design elements for aging in place.