Presidio Border Patrol Housing Green Insight Projects

Presidio Border Patrol Housing Development Phase II

1101 North, Erma Ave, Presidio, TX 79845

Project Details:

This project is a federal government housing project consisting of 26 single-family attached homes (13 duplexes) and one single-family detached home built for U.S. Border Patrol employees along the U.S. Mexican Border in Presidio Texas.

  • Presidio, TX
  • LEED Gold certified
  • Developer – U.S. Customs and Border Patrol
  • Contractor – W.H. Pacific
  • Developer Contact – Howard Cake


The very remote location of this project posed many scheduling challenges. Located an 8-hour drive from our office, travel to Presidio Texas required substantial planning and coordination with the construction team. The severe desert climate also posed challenges for interior comfort and water usage.


Extra effort to coordinate with the builder was a prerequisite for success on this project. Keeping in the loop on the construction schedule, strong communication prior to site visits to assure things were truly ready, along with the builder being willing to turn all the units over at once for final inspection and testing allowed Green Insight to successfully certify all 27 homes in this difficult remote location at above their desired certification target of Silver.

The project utilized a stout building envelope with roof assembly insulation over R40 and walls of R22 to help maintain occupant comfort and energy efficiency in this dry, hot location. These values are above what we typically see in a hot dry environment. By utilizing sparse yet effective planting choices that were suited for the desert locale, outdoor water usage was drastically reduced.


  • LEED for Homes Gold Certification, HERS 72 or better on all units, and a 66% outdoor water reduction

What our clients are saying

“Green Insight is always available on-site and in real-time. Their ability to turn things around and keep a project on track distinguishes GI from competitors. They are also creative and willing to roll with the punches. In my world, things don’t always work out perfectly but the team at Green Insight is always open to finding creative solutions to figure out the most timely, cost-efficient way to resolve issues.”

Casey Cameron

Casey Cameron
Project Manager, Pavilion Construction

“Green Insight’s team is responsive, available, and provides a tremendous sense of security. We recently had a project where the goalposts changed quickly and often during the approval process. We were able to get our project approved, but I honestly don’t know how that would have gone if we didn’t have the backup and knowledge that Green Insight provided.”

Chris Beabout
Director of Development, Landmark Homes

“When it comes to green energy consultants, Green Insight takes the stress away like no other. They bring an unbeatable combination of value-engineering, industry knowledge, and out-of-the-box creativity for solutions that work. What I value most about working with Green Insight is the relationship – which is more like a partnership that has been one of the key drivers in our success. They take the stress away. And frankly, this has been the best relationship that I’ve had with somebody in this business.”

Ceri Jones

Ceri Jones
Owner, Trailhead Homes

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