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Did you know that a white roof can help curb climate change?

March 29th, 2016 | Tags: , ,

White roofs reflect up to 90% of sunlight (and the heat that comes with it) as compared to traditional black roofs that reflect only 20%.

What is a white roof?
A white roof is a lot more than just white paint! White roofs’ benefits are measured partly according to the solar reflectance index, or SRI. A roof’s SRI is a measure of a surface’s ability to reflect solar heat. SRI measures reflectance (reflecting the sun’s rays) and thermal emittance (the roof’s ability to radiate absorbed heat). If you’ve ever worn a black t-shirt in the sun then you already understand that black’s reflectance is negligible and its emittance is zero. A white roof’s reflectance is as high as 90% and its emittance is 100%.

White roofs keep buildings cool and reduce energy use.
The Urban Heat Island effect is a measurable increase in ambient urban air temperatures resulting primarily from the replacement of vegetation with buildings, black surfaces like roofs and roads and other heat-absorbing infrastructure. Cities are full of these heat trapping black surfaces.

5–10% of summer electricity is used to compensate for the Urban Heat Island effect. Americans spend about $40 billion annually to air condition buildings — one-sixth of all electricity generated in this country! White roofs can reduce summer energy use by 10–40%, saving money and preventing pollution. White roofs can reduce the total Urban Heat Island effect in an impacted city by 1° to 2° F – enough to lower peak energy demand, reducing the risk of brownouts and blackouts.

White roofs help curb climate change.
White roofs help curb climate change. “…replacing non-reflective, dark roofing materials with white ones … (every 1000 square feet) would result in an equivalent CO2 offset of 10 metric tons (about $250) annually”.

What about white roofs in winter?
Here in the northern part of the United States, you might think that a black roof would provide a winter heating benefit to building owners. However, there are several factors that make any potential heat gain relatively immaterial: The laws of physics dictate that hot air will always rise. Thus, any heat that is transferred to the interior of a building structure from the outside will remain at the top of the structure, providing minimal heat savings. In all parts of North America during winter, there are fewer hours of sunlight to affect energy costs. In fact, in some areas, there is a greater than a six-hour difference between peak-summer and peak-winter sunlight, meaning there is less sunlight available to contribute to a building’s potential warming. Plus, the angle of the sun is less direct, which also helps to minimize warming potential.

For more information on white roofs or to read the full article, visit White Roof Project.

Hankin Group has a sustainable focus in all projects. Our company has designed a Mariott Residence Inn with a white roof, and many other eco-friendly features, and is pursuing LEED certification for the building. The Mariott Residence Inn is under construction on Route 322 & Fellowship Rd within the Spring Valley Business Park in Glen Mills, PA and is scheduled to open in early 2017.

Click here to learn more about Hankin Group’s sustainability efforts.

Corner Park Apartments Now Leasing for June 1, 2016!

March 21st, 2016 | Tags: , ,

With the official beginning of Spring, the opening date is just around the corner & construction is shaping up. Corner Park Apartments in West Chester, PA are now leasing for June 1st, 2016! Call today at 610-498-7115 or visit cornerparkapts.com

See more construction photos at the Corner Park Apartments Facebook page

Your First Look at the bright spacious kitchen with ash black granite counters, solid maple cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances

First Look inside Meridian at Eagleview

March 18th, 2016 | Tags: , , , , , ,

First look inside Meridian at Eagleview from Hankin Apartments: Chester County’s finest brand-new luxury 55 plus apartments! Explore more of the luxury lifestyle you deserve by calling 484-873-8110, or contact us at meridianeagleview.com

Click here to see more of the First Look inside Meridian on the Facebook page

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day at Brickside Grille

InEagleview Extra: March 17

March 17th, 2016

Lucky for you, there’s lots to do – right here in Eagleview! Get your Irish on in Eagleview. How about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with live music & an Irish beer or “Irish Potato Martini” at Brickside Grille tonight? Um, YUM! We’re in.

*Also, don’t forget the Eagleview Farmers Market at Town Center is open from 2pm-5pm today!

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Eagleview Indoor Farmers Market – Thursday, January 21

January 20th, 2016 | Tags: ,

Eagleview Indoor Farmers Market is back, tomorrow, Thursday, January 21 from 2-4pm indoors at the Chester County Food Bank! Click here to see this week’s vendors.

Cooking up a Storm! The weekend forecast is in – SNOW! The first real snow storm of the season! Time to start cooking up comfort foods to keep you warm and toasty.

Thanksgiving Food Drive Thank You to our Eagleview Tenants!

November 20th, 2015 | Tags: , ,

A huge “thank you!” from all of us here at Hankin Group to our commercial tenants who collected 950lbs of food and $100 in gift cards for Eagleview’s own Chester County Food Bank during our recent Thanksgiving Food Drive! We are thankful for the great generosity of our tenants and are happy to help give back to our community.

How can you help?

The holidays are a critical time for organizations like the Chester County Food Bank. Click here to learn how you can donate food this holiday or even host a food drive for the Food Bank yourself!

Stacy Martin Receives CCIM Institute Designation

November 10th, 2015 | Tags:

Congratulations to our Director of Commercial Sales & Leasing, Stacy Martin, on earning the Certified Commercial Investment Member designation from the CCIM Institute! This designation represents the global standard for professional achievement in commercial real estate.

InEagleview Extra: October 29

October 29th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , ,

Wellington Square Bookshop and Eagleview Farmers Market are Daily Local News 2015 Readers’ Choice award winners! Lots of Halloween Fun Around Eagleview, New Spin Bikes at acac Fitness & Wellness Centers and more!

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Watch the Eagleview Video!

October 7th, 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Enjoy a glimpse of the lifestyle offered in the award-winning community of Eagleview.

Tell us what you love about Eagleview for a chance to win a $100 Eagleview Town Center gift certificate! Share the video from our post & comment about what your favorite part of Eagleview is to be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift certificate available for use in Eagleview Town Center. The winner will be chosen on Monday, November 2nd 2015.

Affair on the Square Festival This Saturday in Eagleview Town Center!

October 6th, 2015 | Tags: , , , ,

Eagleview Town Center on October 10th is going to be a festival full of entertainment for all from 8am-3pm. The day begins with the Pedal4Cam bike rides (registration starting at 7am). The activities in Town Center including kids activities, crafter market and food trucks starting at 11am and running until 3pm. 

Here’s a list of the fun the Affair on the Square has in store:

  • Pedal4Cam Bike Ride – all ages & abilities welcome!
  • Pedal Parade 4 Kids
  • Special Performance 4 Fun – Magician Eddy Ray
  • Craft Market 4 Shoppers
  • Wellington Wag 4 Dog Lovers – dog agility demos & puppy parade (dog costumes encouraged)
  • Activities 4 Kids – balloon artist, trampoline, bounce house, face painting, sand art, juggler, stilt walker, spin art, games & more!
  • Food 4 Feasting – Flying Deutschman, Big Poppy’s, Dia Doce and Rita’s Water Ice
  • Food 4 Hungry – bring a non-perishable donation for the Pet Food Pantry or the Chester County Food Bank!

For more information & details on all of the events of the Affair on the Square festival, visit ineagleview.com.