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Live greener at Garrett Farms.

Alexan Garrett Farms has been thoughtfully designed to promote green living. Sustainable interior products, landscape selections and a convenient location are just a few of the elements considered when developing this environmentally friendly community. Alexan Garrett Farms—a community designed for greener, healthier living—now and in the future.

From the ground up

  • Reduced carbon footprint by using 10% of raw materials from regional sources
  • Recycled materials for the gypsum floor fill and sound mat
  • Filtration of airborne pollutants during construction for improved air quality
  • Drought tolerant, regional planting used in landscaping plan

Out and about

  • Low voltage/fluorescent exterior site lighting
  • On-site recycling for glass, plastic and aluminum
  • Covered bicycle racks and storage

Green is in

  • 75% of interior spaces have access to daylight to reduce need for electric lighting
  • Plank flooring that’s rapidly renewable and recyclable
  • Base molding made of recycled wood material
  • Low-E ENERGY STAR® windows
  • ENERGY STAR® appliances
  • High-efficiency 13 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating) air conditioning that uses environmentally friendly refrigerant
  • Ceiling fans in living and bedrooms reduce energy costs by 10-40%
  • Water meters in each apartment
  • Low-flow plumbing fixtures: shower heads, faucets, and toilets

And off you go

  • Within moments from downtown Durham, shops, restaurants, and services
  • Convenient location near major employers and universities
  • Easy access to public transportation, walking and biking paths