Project Description

Paisano Green Community

An award winning design focused on sustainability and quality of life for senior residents that delivers a highly livable garden-centered community in a challenging urban/industrial environment. Paisano Green Community is the first net-zero energy affordable housing project powered solely by the sun and the wind. All electricity consumed on site is generated on site. No fossil fuels are burned on this site giving this project one of the lowest carbon footprints of any affordable housing communities in the country. The project has achieved LEED for Homes Platinum certification and Enterprise Green Communities certification.

Paisano Green’s design is tailored to the environment, climate and context of El Paso to produce a unique solution rooted in the concept of place. The design contains a number of bold, striking design elements and is uncompromisingly contemporary and urban in nature.

Awards and Accolades

2013 — National Award of Merit in Program Innovation – Project Design / National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials

2012 — Citation Award for Built Architecture / American Institute of Architects (AIA) Colorado

SIZE: 62000 sf

LOCATION: El Paso, Texas

STATUS: Completed