Solar Sufficient LEED Home in Houston

This self-sufficient home took a 2010 Evergreen Award from Eco-structure in the Greenhouse category and features some impressive, green elements.  Built in Houston for owners Daniel and Adele Hedges, the home – referred to as Virginia Point – is net-zero energy, near net-zero water, and the first home in Houston to receive LEED Platinum certification.

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By |December 6th, 2010|Categories: Single Family, Solar|Tags: , |0 Comments

Sensable Housing, Volume Certification, Clean Construction, C2C Guidance

By |December 4th, 2010|Categories: Week in Review|0 Comments

Cozy Off Grid Solar Retreat in Maine

Of all the beautiful homes in the most recent issue of Dwell, I must say this one made the greatest impression on me.  In “Worth the Wait,” Amber Bravo writes about The Porter Cottage in Ragged Island, Maine.  The self-sufficient home – roughly 480 square feet including a screen porch – is both off-pipe and off-grid and made with durable and green materials.

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By |December 3rd, 2010|Categories: Modern architecture, Single Family|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

AAHSA Displays Net Zero Idea House

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The Nation’s First WaterSense Homes

KB Home announced the completion of four energy-efficient homes in the Springwood community in the City of Roseville, California.  What’s noteworthy, you might agree, is the fact that they’re the first in the nation to receive the WaterSense label.  And KB Home intends to complete every home in the community to the same standard, making it the first in the country to do so.

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By |December 3rd, 2010|Categories: News, Water Efficiency|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Green Gift Guide: The Gift of Giving

By |December 2nd, 2010|Categories: green gift, List|0 Comments
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