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Taos Treasure

Posted by Green Builder Staff

May 20, 2015 1:38:35 PM

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

PHOTOS BY AMADEUS LEITNER

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Topics: bathroom, kitchen, solar hot water, Passive design, passive house, senior housing

Wide Open Island Living

Posted by Green Builder Staff

May 18, 2015 10:40:47 AM

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

PHOTOS BY AUGIE SALBOA

THE WA'AHILA RIDGE custom Craftsman home, designed by Hawaii-based Archipelago Hawaii and built by MOKULUA HPB, marries design with building science in a truly collaborative process. Completed in 2013, it is one of the only LEED Platinum-certified homes in the state and has achieved a HERS rating of 15.

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Topics: LEED, Indoor Air Quality, Insulation, natural ventilation, Energy Star, water saving, LED Lighting, Water Sense

A Modern Colonial Kitchen

Posted by Green Builder Staff

May 15, 2015 8:45:19 AM

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

PHOTOS BY PETER KRUPENYE

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Topics: Indoor Air Quality, kitchen, water conservation, water saving, Low-E Window glazing, LED Lighting, salvaged materials, Water Sense

Supporting a Greener Future

Posted by Graber, Guest Columnist

May 13, 2015 12:35:00 PM

These days, everyone knows that recyclable materials are the first step to being eco-friendly. But in order to truly ensure a greener future, it’s up to companies and consumers alike to consider the entire carbon footprint of their products and purchases.

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Topics: design

Passive Townhomes Cluster on Infill Site

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Apr 2, 2015 10:51:00 AM

View Haus 5 achieves Passive House standards with air-tight, super-insulated building envelopes and high-performance south-facing windows.

Sunny Side: Kitchen with its south-facing windows.

“IT'S ABOUT BUILDING HOMES that I would live in with my own family,” says Sloan Ritchie of Cascade Built. He does live in his first passive home, the award-winning Park Passive.

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Topics: 1600 to 2500 square feet, 1500 square feet or less, Passive design, passive house

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