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Our waste water treatment plant is all natural filtration
system using no chemicals (see image below). Houses are
required to be geothermal and EarthCraft certified as
well as being built with architectural integrity to be sustainable yet pleasing to the eye. Dark sky regulations are
implemented so we can see more stars at night. I identified the many silos of public perception and regulation
that have caused many unintended consequences. This
has resulted in a reaction against development because
the places we build are congested and our people are sick
and depressed.
SP: What is it about Serenbe that makes it a model of future,
more sustainable development in Georgia and beyond?
SN: We have created a place anyone can visit and see
the biophilic approach we take to build a community.
Serenbe is a demonstration and a model yet all of the
biophilic principles and design practices implemented
here can be replicated anywhere in the world. Serenbe
has a multitude of biophilic examples. Cluster houses so
less land is disturbed. Put in sidewalks and build houses
with large front porches pulled closely to the sidewalks
to promote walkability. Centralized mailboxes give
people an excuse to get out and walk. Protected greenspace eliminates the need for large yards. Put in edible
landscaping at every crosswalk to understand seasonality
and grab a snack on your walk.
SP: With Serenbe, you've been able to push the regulatory
barriers aside in many cases to innovative. How have you
been able to succeed at this when so many others fail? Do
you have any advice for other developers about overcoming
adversity?
SN: I grew up in a farm family but professionally

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