Downtown Austin real estate has a lot to offer, especially when it comes to living in a condo. While “environmental sustainability” may not be the most exciting phrase you’ve ever heard, it provides a lot of value to home owners, and our Rainey Street condos don’t sacrifice any charm or elegance in pursuit of energy sustainability.
Rainey Street Condos Can Offer Environmental Sustainability and Charm
Less Water Use
Many aspects of condo living naturally allow for a substantial energy reduction. The largest reduction would be water use for individual lawns. At 70 Rainey, we have a 22,000 square foot outdoor area with ample grass and garden space so you can still enjoy the outdoors without worrying about the cost and time spent maintaining your own lawn.
Reduced Energy Use
Living in a condo building also reduces energy bills with better insulation. Units are surrounded by other units that are also temperature controlled, which helps to maintain the temperature of all the units. Studies show that, from 1970 to 2009, large apartment and condo buildings showed the greatest improvement in terms of energy consumption by household. Newer apartment and condo buildings are especially energy efficient, even though they tend to have more appliances that use energy, such as dishwashers and air conditioners. But because those appliances are more likely to be energy efficient, and because of other advances in technology and construction, residents don’t have to sacrifice sustainability for any of those conveniences.
Reduced Car Emissions
Although Austin is a large city, living downtown puts you in walking distance to the cities most desirable areas. You can walk to a variety of restaurants and entertainment venues as well as work if your office is downtown. Walking is beneficial for your physical health and reduces your carbon footprint by reducing gas emission from a car. When walking is out of the question, public transportation is readily available as well as bicycles for rent.
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70 Rainey provides a lifestyle you and your visitors will rave about. Whether you’re after luxury, sustainability or modern design, you can find it all. Contact us to schedule an appointment to view floor plans and discuss our features and modern amenities.