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Environment .

Environment is of prime concern to the overall design of the Nature Pointe Community. You will want to maintain the beauty of this special place in the Land of Enchantment as much as we do. Covenants have been created to enhance the natural balance at Nature Pointe. Starting with water conservation, the Covenants have specific requirements and recommendations to further the goal of conservation of such a precious resource. From water-saving fixtures and appliances to xeriscapes, outdoor water conservation ideas will be provided. Swales and rainwater recapture are encouraged.

Nature Pointe has taken initiative to create building envelopes restricting the developable portion of the lot to the most sensible areas for your dream home. Further enhancements control two-story homes in areas sensitive to blocking viewscapes of other homeowners. We have completed preliminary soil investigations to determine the best location for the wastewater treatment area for many lots. This level of planning creates the best treatment option on the best soil groups lessening potential effects on ground water.

The Great Room and Anasazi Hall’s heating is supplemented by an Inglenook Airtight Fireplace made by Country Flame. See for more information about this high-output 151,000 BTU warm and aesthetic heater. The Inglenook is EPA approved for no-burn nights due to its low pollution levels and high efficiency. So you get the best of both worlds, a beautiful cozy fire with excellent heat output and no net gain hydrocarbons emitted to the atmosphere as with fossil fuels.

Rainwater Recapture is accomplished with an underground cistern totaling 40,000 gallons of capacity. When it rains, the cistern will have the capacity to store water for use months later, if needed. Water will be used to supply the pond with make-up water.

The Clubhouse incorporates efficient compact fluorescent lighting and other energy saving fixtures. Simple, inviting stained concrete flooring is both simple to maintain and limits inside air contaminants.

Our planning of the amenities gave extensive consideration to green building ideas without sacrificing the benefits of such a unique facility. All green practices create a lower annual maintenance budget to keep homeowners association dues to a minimum, even though such refinements required a higher upfront cost to the developer. Long-term analysis was given to each amenity and green idea that could be included. The Nature Pointe clubhouse and community were designed to create the highest standard of lifestyle amenities in harmony with nature, while benefiting the environment at the same time.