A Certified Green Community

Setting the Standard

In the arid Southwest, water is an especially precious resource. We combine green building practices and conservation techniques to preserve our water resources, reduce maintenance, and build both health and economic value into your home. We’re proud to be southern New Mexico’s only certified build green community. Picacho Mountain seeks to set an example of green building standards in our beautiful region through:

  • Solar energy
  • Environmental preservation and conservation
  • Sustainable, certified green development strategies

Our Build Green certification allows you to take advantage of valuable green certification tax savings. When you build your next home at Picacho Mountain, you help the environment and your wallet.



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What Build Green New Mexico Certification Means

The Build Green New Mexico program is a nationally recognized standards & third-party certification program. In order to earn certification, Picacho Mountain has taken the following steps:

  • Established a knowledgeable development team
  • Wrote a Green Development Mission Statement
  • Identified goals and objectives
  • Identified team member rolls
  • Trained contractors and conducted on-site supervision
  • Avoided sensitive areas (steep slopes, arroyos)
  • Conserved natural resources
  • Oriented over half the lot to optimize solar potential
  • Minimized slope disturbance
  • Minimized soil disturbance and erosion
  • Manage storm water properly
  • Devised a landscape plan to conserve water
  • Maintained wildlife habitat
  • Prepared an operation and maintenance plan
  • Provided on-site supervision
  • Conserved existing on-site vegetation
  • Minimized on-site soil disturbance and erosion
  • Reduced street widths
  • Reduced lighting
  • Developed front yard landscape guidelines to conserve wate

Embrace the green home lifestyle at Picacho Mountain

Learn more about saving resources, building value, and living healthier in a certified Build Green New Mexico home. 


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