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EcoVillage Cleveland Townhomes










(This house reported 25 resource efficient features.
Percentages above indicate the distribution of features and total 100%)


  • To design human habitats that balance the needs of people, the economy, and nature.
  • To demonstrate how older cities like Cleveland can be redeveloped.
  • To demonstrate how to redevelop in a different way; building houses that conserve energy and are healthier for the residents, building around convenient transit so people don't have to drive so much, restoring degraded natural habitats.
  • To showcase sustainable and green building principles that can be easily purchased, installed, and maintained by average homeowners.
EcoCity Townhomes


  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Climate Zone: Cold
  • Type of Project: New Construction
  • Home Completed: 2004
  • Setting: urban
  • Energy Source: - natural gas - grid electric
  • Layout: Multi-Family; 3 bedroom; Detached garage
  • Lot Size: Unknown
  • Square Footage: 1600
  • Sales Market: Middle-income
  • Cost/Square Foot: Unknown


Mandy Metcalf, Project Manager, EcoVillage Cleveland
Detroit Shoreway Community Development
- Developer - Designer

Phone: (216) 961-4242

Detroit Shoreway CDO in partnership with EcoCity Cleveland (newly merged with the Cleveland Natural History museum) support environmental planning that promotes the design of cities in balance with nature.


The following list of Green Principles were applied to the EcoVillage Development:
- The latest alternative energy technology
- Design for optimal energy performance
- Permaculture as a design technique
- Healthy homes-materials in all buildings should meet the highest green building standards for health
- Low-embodied energy
- Density as a design goal
- Affordability and diversity of housing types
- Community participation
- Designing for co-housing potential
- Design adaptability
- Testing of building performance.

The first major development of the Cleveland EcoVillage project consists of 20 town homes. With the success of the town homes shown, developers are now focusing on the construction of five single-family green cottages.

Photovoltaic Array for Electricity Generation

Extruded Polystyrene Foam Insulation

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