Ara Greens is one of those new GBI (Green Building) concept. Perhaps the secret lies here as I can tell you electricity is single biggest consumption of your maintenance fees, way more than salary. This concept however is largely untested and the fact that Ara Greens is commercial titled, any gains from electricity savings would be superseeded by the higher utility costs.
Units consists of small 1+1 or 2 bedroom units from 680sf to 800sf, 2+1 bedroom units around 1100sf, 3+1 bedroom units from 1400sf to 1500sf, 4+1 bedroom units from 1800sf to 2000sf and 5 bedroom units from 2100sf to 2600sf. Like every new launch before our eyes, all the smallest units were fully sold.
Developers need these small units to survive their marketing. They can't holler prices averaging RM1.5million because nobody is going to pay attention. But if they say, our prices start from RM520k, they would garner more attention. Then why not just build small units and screw the large ones - the municipal council won't have such high density approved (unless you are Mayland who can con them into believing you are selling hotel suites ;)
So yes, the sales board was plastered with stickers all over the small units. They were as good as gone. The cheapest one when I was there today was the RM820k 1129sf 2+1 bedroom unit on the 2nd floor. Not too exciting considering I can also get a 4 bedroom double storey link house in a gated Ara Damansara for the same price.
The small units are quite nicely decked out but not necessarily built for the Asian style, for example the kitchenette which shares the living room below.