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Serene Green in a Hurry

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

May 14, 2014 12:22:00 PM

Photos by Twist Tours

FOR THIS PROJECT, Austin interior designer Robin Colton envisioned literally bringing the outdoors in. Creative custom touches and organic materials combine to create a serene, spa-like environment.

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Topics: bathroom, water saving, Residential Retrofit, Texas

En Suite Bungalow Bath

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

May 13, 2014 7:06:00 PM

THE ORIGINAL HOUSE had no bathtub and no closets. However, it did have a full set of stairs leading up to an attic, which Bennett re-designed as a second-floor addition with luxurious green bath.

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Topics: graywater, bathroom, LEED, natural daylighting, water saving, Residential Retrofit, LED Lighting, Texas, dual-flush toilets

The Callaway House

Posted by Matt Power

Apr 8, 2014 1:08:00 PM

When Catherine Callaway, a LEED AP certified architect with BNIM Architects, and her accountant husband first purchased their 1,000-square-foot home in an historic neighborhood in Houston, they embraced it for its legacy and the fact that it was something of a blank slate.  

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Topics: 1500 square feet or less, water saving, Residential Retrofit, Texas, Paint

Century Mark - Best Historical Renovation - Chapel Hill. NC

Posted by Matt Power

Dec 1, 2012 10:50:00 AM

IT'S NOT OFTEN that a project like this comes along: a relatively sound, historic home that’s literally ready for renewal. But architect Sophie Piesse and this homeowner found just such a property.
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Topics: LEED, HERS, water saving, Residential Retrofit, 2012 Green Home of the Year Awards, North Carolina

Born Again - Overall Grand Winner - Clifton Park, NY

Posted by Christina B. Farnsworth

Dec 1, 2012 9:43:00 AM

WHAT DO YOU do with a sad 1830s building relic with good bones on a wonderful site in a great location? If you are this winning team, you go all out for green, LEED Platinum and NGBS Emerald.

The Peters-Lockrow farm house on the 80-acre Abraham Moe Farm had been vacant for a decade. It had holes in the roof, water in the basement and a menagerie of animals–squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons–living inside. The kitchen had even been used as a turkey coop. However, the Town of Clifton Park, N.Y., had cataloged the home (which was once owned by the original town clerk) as a historic property.

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Topics: net-zero energy, 1600 to 2500 square feet, LEED, solar, standing seam metal roof, spray foam insulation, energy efficient windows, electric vehicle, electric vehicle charging, Energy Star, water saving, 2012 Green Home of the Year Awards, renovation, Paint


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