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2016 Green Home of the Year Award Winner: Buried Treasure

Posted by Juliet Grable

Mar 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM

For this Montana home, restriction was the mother of invention.

Clients approached architect Mike Wiseman and builder Rob Evans of Constructive Solutions Inc. with a simple task: Design and build a two-story home for their premium parcel near Gallatin Gateway, Mont. The property is on a “bench” overlooking the south end of the Gallatin Valley, with incredible views of nearby mountains and wilderness.

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2016 Green Home of the Year Award Winner: Simply the Right Size

Posted by Juliet Grable

Mar 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM

For this Chicago-area Passive House, energy performance, durability and health are interdependent.

When architect Tom Bassett-Dilley and Evolutionary Home Builders teamed up to replace an aging home in historic Oak Park, Ill., they wanted to pay homage to the region’s early 20th-century architecture. They also wanted to design and build a high-performance Passive House. Oak Park, a large suburb west of Chicago, includes homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and E.E. Roberts.

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2016 Green Home of the Year Award Winner: Natural Wonder

Posted by Juliet Grable

Mar 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Committed clients help drive the sustainable design and construction of this lakeside home in Washington State.

While attending California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, Calif., Eric Hale used to help the team at Ewing Architects with their computers. Years later, after he moved to Washington State, Hale made good on a promise: He hired Douglas Ewing to design his house.

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2016 Green Home of the Year Award Winner: Extreme  Measures

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Mar 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Sometimes, the most important accomplishment is simply proving something can be done.

Call it a one-of-a-kind solution for a one-of-a-kind scenario. The Home of Innovation Demonstration House is the first single-family home in the Middle East to earn Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)’s LEED for Homes International Pilot program. It also is designed and built to achieve a net-zero energy balance.

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2016 Green Home of the Year Award Winner: Ultra Efficient

Posted by Alan Naditz

Mar 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM

SolHaus homes are compact, ultra-green and one of a kind. And boy, are they popular.

If good things come in small packages, Seattle’s tiny SolHaus community is a green giant. All 10 townhomes sold out before the complex had its grand opening in April 2016, and not just because they’re in the centrally located Capitol Hill area.

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