Aug 5, 2014 10:41:00 AM
Jun 25, 2014 9:34:00 AM
LifeStyle Homes introduced its SunSmart line of energy efficient homes two years ago. The St.Croix model is packed with energy and water-saving features, including an 80-gallon solar hot water system, photovoltaic attic fans, and 15 SEER HVAC equipment, plus PV panels—bringing it to better than net-zero-energy performance.
Apr 30, 2014 2:15:00 PM
The Adirondack-style shingled home, complete with a pond and running stream, holds its own along the estate-studded back roads of New Canaan, Conn. But it is a beauty that’s simply the veneer on a highly engineered and efficient home.
“The couple’s goals were to build the greenest, most energy efficient house possible,” says architect Jim Edgcomb. “This site had attributes they were looking for: natural water features and open areas for photovoltaics, along with beautiful views.”
Mar 12, 2014 9:53:00 PM
Green Builder's 2010 Home of the Year is not only dazzling to behold, but it's heated and powered almost entirely by the sun.
Dec 1, 2013 5:18:00 PM
2013 Green Home of the Year Awards
Grand Overall Winner - Santa Ynez, Calif.
SIMPLICITY WON OVER the judges to make Dreamtime Farm, Santa Ynez, Calif., this year’s Grand Overall Green Home of the Year Award Winner. Architect and judge Hank Krzysik called the home “simple, clean, energy-efficient.” Builder and judge Michael Ginsburg said the home was “simple, straightforward and understandable.” Judge and energy expert Robert Bulechek lauded its features: “net-zero, graywater with solar hydronic.”
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