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Self Sufficient Ecohouse in Australia

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Homeowners in Brisbane, Australia, just received keys to the Hill End Ecohouse, a six-star home designed by Riddel Architecture and built by Peagram Builders.  Located on a small lot, the Ecohouse incorporates 95% of salvaged material from the previously existing 1930s home and a total of about 80% recycled content.  Ecohouse also stores 71,000 liters of water and treats gray water on-site for toilet use. 

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Flood Proof Green Home on the Beach

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I was excited to get an email from Matthew Peek, principal at Studio Peek Ancona, regarding this prototype built in a flood and seismic zone in Stinson Beach, California.  The flood-proof home has been Platinum certified by the Marin County green building program and meets FEMA standards of the area, according to Peek.  It's green and undeniably contemporary, but it's also small and showcases indoor/outdoor living without a hitch. 

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Green Copper House in Hudson Valley

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This is a beautiful modern home in Hudson Valley with carefully considered fenestration and use of daylighting.  The 2,590 square-foot home, designed by Andy Bernheimer of Della Valle Bernheimer, was recently featured by GreenSource Magazine as a Best Green House for March 2010.

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