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Sara GuttermanWater Wars: EPA Rule Front and Center EPA’s Waters of the United States rule on the regulation of water pollution is creating polarity—and some unlikely allies. More

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Central VacuumCentral Vacuum Systems While they may cost more up front, central vacuum systems increase home values, along with indoor air quality. More

Laureen BlissardWater Efficiency Rating Score Program Wins Sustainable Santa Fe Award The fledgling Water Efficiency Rating Score, or WERS, program has been recognized by the City of Santa Fe for its potential use as a tool for driving water conservation. More

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  • Taos Treasure

    The bath and kitchen in this Passivhaus, which is part of a senior co-housing community, feature clean lines and compact design. Read More

  • Wide Open Island Living

    The kitchen and bath in this LEED Platinum home in Hawaii feature water-efficient fixtures and healthy, low-maintenance finishes. Read More

  • A Modern Colonial Kitchen

    The kitchen in this energy-efficient new home combines style with water-saving fixtures, energy-efficient lighting and appliances and beautiful, natural materials. Read More


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