Oak Terrace Preserve, Noisette Community focus of Charleston County’s ‘Living Green’ program

Noisette News Release
November 26, 2008

The County of Charleston has announced that the second episode of its new Living Green television program will feature the City of North Charleston’s Oak Terrace Preserve neighborhood, to be telecast on WTAT TV 24, WMMP TV 36, and Comcast Cable 2, in November and December.

The 30-minute program will feature interviews with Oak Terrace Preserve homeowners, in addition to video of the green housing development. OTP Project Manager Elias Deeb will join Living Green host Matthew Horton, along with fellow panelists Carl Simmons of Charleston County, and Beezer Molton of Half Moon Outfitters, on a discussion of ‘green’ residential communities and commercial buildings.

“This new Charleston County program is an important tool in providing the general public with practical information on sustainable lifestyles,” injects Deeb. “Oak Terrace Preserve is a major breakthrough in building green neighborhoods in the Lowcountry, and serves as a model of green lifestyles for the region. Living Green will show how individuals and businesses can take steps to live healthier, more ecologically-sensitive lives.”

Living Green is funded through a $236,498 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) grant, provided to Charleston County for its continued participation in the Project Impact Partnership Program, designed to reduce air and water pollution levels through public information programs.

The Living Green episode featuring Oak Terrace Preserve and the Noisette Community will also air on FOX 24’s Green Minute, a 30-second segment on the channel’s 7 AM and 10 PM newscasts, in late November. Living Green is scheduled to air as follows:

Date Time/Station
Saturday, November 29 12 PM Noon on FOX 24 (Comcast 6)
Saturday, December 6 11:30 AM on MyTV Charleston, WMMP (Comcast 13)

Oak Terrace Preserve is a 55-acre, wholly green built neighborhood located in North Charleston’s Historic Park Circle. The neighborhood development is owned by the City of North Charleston, and managed by The Noisette Company, LLC. The development is projected to have 374 homes and town homes upon completion, and all homes must meet EarthCraft® certification standards of the Southface Energy Institute of Atlanta, GA.

OTP was named one of the nation’s top green neighborhoods in Jerry Yudelson’s book, Choosing Green: The Homebuyers Guide to Good Green Homes (New Society Publishers, www.newsociety.com, 2008). The neighborhood is also part of North Charleston’s Noisette Community, named by Cottage Living Magazine as one of nation “Top 10” communities for revitalization and sustainable development in 2008. In December, a major national green building industry magazine is expected to name Oak Terrace Preserve as one of the nation’s top green neighborhoods, as well.

For more information, contact Keith West at the above phone number and email, or go online to www.oakterracepreservesc.com. For information on Charleston County’s Living Green program, and the EPA CARE grant, go to charlestoncounty.org , and epa.gov .

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