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Model of Efficiency

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Feb 2, 2015 1:29:00 PM

THE PUMPKIN RIDGE PASSIVE HOUSE, designed by Scott Edwards Architecture and built by Hammer & Hand, demonstrates the power of super-efficient construction to make net-zero energy building practical and affordable.

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Topics: solar, passive solar, Passive design, passive house, 2014 Green Home of the Year

Super Savers

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jan 30, 2015 11:01:00 AM

RIVER FALLS ECO-VILLAGE is a community of sustainable, affordable homes in River Falls, Wisconsin. Built on three acres donated by the City, the Eco-Village includes 18 single family residences, a community center and solar garden. The project is a collaborative effort between St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity, the City of River Falls, River Falls Municipal Utilities, St Croix Institute and a group of corporate partners. “This project has stretched us, both in type and magnitude,” says Jim Cooper, project manager for St. Croix Valley Habitat for Humanity. “We wanted to learn as we went along, so we could improve both the sustainability and affordability of the homes.”

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Topics: SIPs, Energy Recovery Ventilation, rainwater harvesting, multi-family, 2014 Green Home of the Year

Desirably Dense

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jan 28, 2015 1:51:32 PM

STREAM BELMONT IS A NEW six-story, 70-unit apartment building located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, one of the city’s most desirable and populated communities. This highly walkable district is located just minutes from downtown, close to shopping, nightlife, transit and several tech companies. A collaboration between Stream Real Estate, Compass General Construc tion and NK Architects, the attractive building combines traditional brick with unpainted cedar to achieve a modern aesthetic that is still in character with its neighborhood.

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Topics: multi-family, 2014 Green Home of the Year

Campus Crusader

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jan 26, 2015 9:49:00 AM

IN MARCH 2014, American Honda unveiled Honda Smart Home US, located on the West Village campus of the University of California, Davis. The energy-efficient home can produce enough electricity onsite from renewable sources to meet all of its annual energy demand, including electricity to power a Honda Fit EV for daily commuting.
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Topics: solar, electric vehicle charging, water saving, Sustainable Building Materials, radiant heating systems, LED Lighting, 2014 Green Home of the Year

Sustainable Charm

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jan 23, 2015 1:48:44 PM

AMERISIPS SPECIALIZES IN BUILDING LEED-certified homes constructed with structural insulated panels (SIPs), and the South Carolina-based company’s in-house designers know how to deliver attractive but traditional-looking homes to satisfy the Southeastern residential market. The Charleston Lowcountry Charm House, built for a client in Johns Island, S.C., is targeting an impressive collection of certifications, including LEED Platinum, U.S. EPA WaterSense and Indoor airPLUS; it has already qualified as a Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home.

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Topics: SIPs, 2014 Green Home of the Year

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