Cottages at Greenwood: Green, Universal and Affordable

A unique blend of universal design, green techniques and affordability add up to success for the Cottages at Greenwood located in Howard County, Maryland. This high-quality, sustainable development consists of energy efficient, craftsmen-style bungalows constructed with environmentally friendly building products and universal design features throughout the homes and development.

Universal Design Kitchen in one of the Cottages at Greenwood.
Kitchen has multiple counter heights, ample knee space, universal design and energy efficient appliances. Photo: Louis Tenenbaum

“These are affordable, LEED Platinum and UD. This is a great project! I hope the approach is copied because it is very much the type of housing needed at various scales and price points,” said Independent Living Strategist Louis Tenenbaum who worked on the development.

Universal Design features include no-step entries, multiple counter heights, curbless showers, accessible appliances. Green features include the use of recycled materials, energy star windows and appliances, low-flow plumbing and low VOC paint. View floor plans and renderings at the Cottages website.