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Desert Chameleon - Best Site-Specific Design - Saint George, UT

Posted by Matt Power

Dec 1, 2012 6:05:00 PM

BUILDER JAKE JOINES of J2 Construction and architect Matt Marten of Gulch Design had a clear goal in mind for this large (5,200 sq. ft.) southwestern luxury home. They wanted to include as many green features as

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Topics: solar, solar hot water, 5,000 square feet or more, spray foam insulation, home automation, LED Lighting, solar thermal, 2012 Green Home of the Year Awards

Eco Overhaul - Best Community Project - Fayetteville, AR

Posted by Matt Power

Dec 1, 2012 5:13:00 PM

THIS RENOVATION COMPLETELY overhauled the living systems of four existing apartment buildings constructed between 1968 and 1972. The old structures, the architect explains, “had great bones of precast concrete and split-face block, but were drastically lacking in thermal comfort, air quality and aesthetic appeal.”

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Topics: Built-In Furniture, Community, solar hot water, Low Flow Faucets, natural daylighting, Residential Retrofit, LED Lighting, 2012 Green Home of the Year Awards, Community Rebuilding, green community, renovation, Paint

Triple Feature - Best Infill Project - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Posted by Matt Power

Dec 1, 2012 3:45:00 PM

ON A QUIET street in Edmonton, Alberta, three Canadian homes are testing the limits of sustainable technology. In each case, the building envelope took precedence.

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Topics: ICFs, 1500 square feet or less, solar, passive solar, energy efficient windows, rainwater harvesting, 2012 Green Home of the Year Awards

Tapping Nature - Best Eco-Integration - Portland, OR

Posted by Matt Power

Dec 1, 2012 12:43:00 PM

THIS CUSTOM HOME outside Portland, Oregon, is one couple’s dream. It’s not a “purist” project in the sustainable sense, because the owners had specific tastes that had to be balanced with sustainability.

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Topics: 3500 to 4900 square feet, solar, HERS, natural daylighting, rainwater harvesting, 2012 Green Home of the Year Awards, Oregon, Paint

Last Stop - Best Aging-In-Place Home - Catlett, VA

Posted by Matt Power

Dec 1, 2012 11:53:00 AM

HOMES SUCH AS this one, by Golden Rule Builders, avoid the ecological impacts of remodeling a home’s cosmetic features to accommodate aging residents, at the same offering low utility and maintenance costs for the life of the structure.

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Topics: Geothermal Heating and Cooling, 3500 to 4900 square feet, Energy Recovery Ventilation, standing seam metal roof, PEX, Low-E Window glazing, 2012 Green Home of the Year Awards, ADA compliant, Paint


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