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Platinum Near Net Zero Energy in VA

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By looking at the real estate listing for this home, you wouldn’t necessarily get the whole story.  This 3,600 square-foot house has four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, not to mention a wine cellar, media room, and detached two-car garage.  What you won’t see is that it’s also a low-energy home and vying for LEED Platinum certification — the highest designation available from the USGBC — according to the Washington Examiner.

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Best of Green Design and Architecture

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This site is honored to be named with several other innovators on Treehugger's Best of Green 2010 in the Design + Architecture category for Best Design Twitter Feed and Reader's Choice Design Twitter Feed.  Shout out to the folks at Treehugger and definitely @lloydalter, who has been a friend of this site for several years running.

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Marin Gets a Platinum Hillside House

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This home is the first LEED Platinum home in Marin, according to the Marin Blog of the San Francisco Chronicle.  It was designed by SB Architects and built by McDonald Construction & Development, the same firm behind the LEED Platinum Margarido House.  The rich and contemporary residence spans four levels on a hill and incorporates a number of green elements, such as:

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