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Preserve Coconut Grove! Make It a Local Historic District

Historic Home in Coconut Grove

If you’re fortunate enough to live or work in the vibrant, charming Village of Coconut Grove, you know it’s special. With verdant paths, lovely architecture, and majestic trees, we want the neighborhood to be around for generations to come. One way to ensure its preservation is to encourage the city of Miami to designate it as a local historic district. This week, there are two opportunities to learn how such a designation will benefit… Continue reading

What Makes a Building Green or Environmentally Friendly?

There are many benefits to building green. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, “LEED-certified buildings have 34 percent lower CO2 emissions, consume 25 percent less energy and 11 percent less water, and have diverted more than 80 million tons of waste from landfills.” There’s also the added bonus that most green buildings live in harmony with their surroundings, are close to urban settings and parks, and can save their owners money over time. But what goes into making… Continue reading

How Our Founding Sponsorship with ARC+ Will Help Secure a Greener Future

By Marcelo Fernandes Grove Properties/Oxford Design Build is now a proud founding sponsor of the Architectural Research Collaborative or ARC+, a non-profit organization that harnesses the creative powers of architecture and the arts to drive innovative solutions in support of sustainable-city initiatives, eco-friendly urban planning solutions, and a greener future.  Continue reading

All Oxford Homes Are Now LEED Certified

By Marcelo Fernandes

You may have noticed—we’re pretty passionate about going green here at Grove Properties/Oxford Design Build. Not only is it great for the environment, but making a home more efficient also reduces costs for homeowners over time. We believe that every home should be more efficient and sustainable, which is why all of our Oxford homes are now LEED certified. Continue reading

The 6 Keys to Building a Green Home

Here at Grove Properties/Oxford Design Build, we’re always researching the latest technology to help us build environmentally friendly homes. Each year better and more efficient appliances, fixtures, processes, and ideas hit the market, and we make sure we stay on top of the trends.

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