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07 January . 2020

Newland named Green Home Builder’s Developer of the Year

Green Home Builder Magazine has named Newland, the developer of Rancho Sienna, as its Developer of the Year for 2019, acknowledging over five decades of placemaking and integration of sustainability practices in building mixed-use communities throughout the nation. 

The article points out the partnerships Newland forms with North American Sekisui House, builders, architects, local officials, and many others to envision and build communities that works with how people live now and well into the future.

“We believe that sustainability is an evolving path, and if we do our jobs correctly, our communities will be a better place 50, 100 years from today; that’s what sustainability really means,” said Newland Chief Executive Officer Ted Nelson, in an interview with Green Home Builder. 

“Our placemaking is a sustainable, holistic approach, creating communities that respect the individual, the land, the natural environment, and the unique influence of the local marketplace,” Nelson said. “Newland’s sustainability mission and principles are integral to the future of place—serving as our ‘true north’ in envisioning and creating communities that conserve resources, preserve open space, and educate the community at large on sustainability practices.”

Newland’s commitment to placemaking and sustainable development is evident throughout Rancho Sienna, which devotes more than 100 acres to parks, trails and natural open spaces.

Rancho Sienna’s amenities include Sienna House, where a cistern captures rainwater that is used to irrigate the beautiful native landscaping surrounding our flagship amenity. A super efficient pump powers the pool and giant splash bucket at the Sienna House pool, providing endless fun while using about 75 percent less energy than typical pool pumps.

Other amenities at Rancho Sienna include Sienna Trail Park, Greenleaf Park, the Bark’N Park dog park, miles of trails and several catch-and-release fishing ponds.

Even our own Rancho Sienna Elementary School, part of the highly regarded Liberty Hill Independent School District, strives to be green, using geothermal energy to help with heating and cooling.

Also in Austin, Newland is the developer of the Sweetwater community near Lake Travis.

Learn more about living green at Rancho Sienna.