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West Cliff Town Homes Green Building Award

This 9 unit townhome complex achieved City of Santa Cruz Green Building Award recognition. This project went through planning and was completed before the Green program was established, yet received “recognition” as a green building. Located on West Cliff Drive, the townhomes are within walking distance of the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, beach, restaurants, and entertainment.

The Townhomes are equipped with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2 car garages and up to 2,000 square feet of living area with exterior decks that provide beach and mountain views. All homes have state-of-the-art energy saving amenities and passive solar design incorporated into every home.

Project Information

  • Developer: Barry Swenson Builder
  • Architect: Barry Swenson Builder Architectural
  • Contractor: Barry Swenson Builder
  • Units: 9 Townhomes


  • Photovoltaic System (Electric/Solar)
  • High Efficienecy H2O Heater
  • Engineered Air Flow via Convection
  • Energy Star Appliances
  • Solar Tube Lighting
  • Foam Insulation – Roof & Wall
  • Double sheetrock for Thermal Massing / Solar Gain
  • Materials used are Low VOC, including paint, caulking, carpet/padding, wood and vinyl floors
  • Recycled content materials
  • Formaldehyde Free thermal insulation, OSB and MDF plywood sheathing