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10th Annual Green Home of the Year Award Winner: Pennsylvania Performer

Posted by Alan Naditz

Apr 24, 2018 10:47:07 AM

To achieve Passive House status for Scranton House, builders went back to basics.

Once upon a time, there was a burned-out house on an abandoned hillside lot—an eyesore for residents of Scranton, Pa. You’d never know that today. The site is now where a two-story, 2,153-square-foot “state of green” house now rests. And the city, the home’s owners and its developers couldn’t be happier.

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10th Annual Green Home of the Year Award Winner: Ohm Sweet Ohm

Posted by Alan Naditz

Apr 23, 2018 9:38:36 PM

This powerful ‘his and hers’ house is mostly HERS.

To say the aptly named Ohm Sweet Ohm saves energy is an understatement. The 2,400-square-foot single-family home in Roseville, Minn., has a HERS Index score of -49. The monthly energy savings alone could power up a 1,200-square-foot house. And, half of that energy goes toward charging two electric cars.

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10th Annual Green Home of the Year Award Winner: Net Zero Victorian

Posted by Alan Naditz

Apr 23, 2018 9:03:22 PM

This classic Twin Cities home goes from ‘remuddled’ to sustainably remodeled.

When Stewart and Linda Herman bought what would become known as the Minneapolis Net Zero Victorian, their goals were simple: Preserve and enhance the traditional character of the now 111-year-old home, and seamlessly reach net-zero-energy living in their retirement without sacrificing any modern conveniences.

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Eco-Smart Rentals with All the Bells and Whistles

Posted by Alan Naditz

Jul 11, 2017 2:34:17 PM

At Florida’s award-winning Quaye communities, there’s always room for more green.

WHEN RICK LOCOCO AND HIS PARTNERS at FM Contract Services decided to build a truly green luxury rental apartment complex, they took a simple approach: If at first you succeed, do it again. And again. And again.

By early summer, FM Contract Services will have completed its third luxury apartment and townhome site in Palm Beach County, Florida. Like its two predecessors, Seabourn Cove and The Quaye at Palm Beach Gardens, The Quaye at Wellington offers its residents a wide range of sustainable products. All three locations are built to National Green Building Standard ICC 700 Gold Level. And occupants seem to love them, with developments leased to capacity within a few months.

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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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