In Powhatan, Virginia, there’s this three-level home that Handcraft Homes built with SIPs. Designed by Watershed Architects, the project anticipates a minimum of LEED Silver certification and, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, was built for about $280,000. The owners expect to recoup the extra cost of their green investment through energy savings gained over about seven years.
- Cooling the asphalt jungle.
- EcoHome top 20 green products for 2009.
- The tap water is legal but it may be unhealthy.
- Seattle pilot program could lead to 12 living buildings.
- San Francisco launches financing for green building renovations.
- Interplay: green building appraising and financing issues.
- Green roof is meant to grow interest in nature.
- Green payback: getting answers about ROI.
- Eco-roof solves high-rise height problem.
- Green builders await the green funding.
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RLG Properties, Inc. recently announced this new single-family development in Atwater Village that takes advantage of the small lot ordinance in City of Los Angeles. With 23 homes under construction — all of them will have 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and an open floor plan — prices at The Mews start at $599,000. Designed by Corsini + Stark, green features include extensive daylighting, operable clerestory windows, natural ventilation, Grasscrete permeable paving, bamboo flooring, drought tolerant landscaping, energy efficient appliances, and an installed solar system.