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beautiful sunset photo of the desert and cactus

01 April . 2018

A Community Committed To Conservation

With more than 50 years of community development experience, Newland has always looked for ways to protect and restore the land we develop, preserving or improving areas of natural topography and integrating them within the community plan itself. As the world celebrates the commitment to conservation on Earth Day, we want to highlight the green initiatives in effect right now in Estrella.

As the development manager of this lively community, Newland is proud of the fact that our new home builders in Estrella join us in our commitment to conservation. With many homes built using sustainable materials – such as reclaimed lumber and recycled plastic and glass – and often coming with ENERGY STAR® appliances standard, residents are reducing their environmental impact from the moment they move in. Many Estrella homeowners also take advantage of the more than 300 days of sunshine in Arizona by utilizing solar panels.

“The natural desert environment in and around Estrella is one of the many things that helps make the community special,” said Bill Olson, Senior Vice President and Division Manager for Newland. “Our dedication to conservation allows us to not just preserve but integrate the environment into the community. Newland is proud to partner with home builders who share our devotion to green building practices.”

Sustainable efforts can be seen throughout our community, beyond the homes themselves:

- Presidio: Opened in 2016, the 18,500-square-foot residents club was constructed using sustainable materials and methods, and features energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, high-performance walls of structural insulated panels, and insulated concrete forms.

- Mountain Ranch Marketplace: The home of local dining and shopping received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification for its efforts in numerous categories.

- Lucero: Opened in 2019, more than 1,500 native trees and cacti were salvaged during the initial construction phase to be reintegrated throughout the development and community at a later time.

- Solar Schools: Estrella Foothills High School was one of three schools in the Buckeye Union High School District chosen to house solar panel installations in 2012. Since then, both of our local elementary schools, Estrella Mountain and Westar Elementary Schools, followed suit and installed panels of their own.

Newland is proudly committed to maintaining the sustainability of Estrella. We encourage residents to join Newland in our efforts to protect our environment and take advantage of the City of Goodyear’s recycling programs and resources to reduce your carbon footprint. Learn more about the conservation resources provided by the City of Goodyear by visiting GoodyearAZ.gov.