Seabourn Cove in Boynton Beach, Fla., recently won the Multifamily Project of the Year Award from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Green Building Awards. The 23-acre, 456-unit project is the largest multifamily community to achieve Gold status under the National Green Building Standards Certification Program.
Seabourn Cove features car-charging stations, stormwater retention systems, drought-tolerant landscaping with low-flow irrigation, and dark sky–compliant outdoor lighting.
The development also touts a 40 percent reduction in energy bills and a 25 percent reduction in water bills compared with conventional apartment units, thanks to the use of R-38 ceiling insulation, low-E glass, a 16 SEER HVAC system, fluorescent lightbulbs, and Energy Star appliances.
The community, about an hour north of Miami, also features an Eco-Art Walk, which links to the city’s own planned nature pedestrian trail.
The project was developed by Tampa-based Housing Group and Gulfstream Gardens, built by FM Contract Service, and designed by Marc Weiner.