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Juliet Grable

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2016 Green Home of the Year Award Winner: Resilient and Ready

Posted by Juliet Grable

Mar 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM

This custom home in the Hamptons was designed and built to withstand the next big storm.

Superstorm Sandy swept through the Hamptons in late October 2012, destroying many homes in the area. Upon learning that their 1940s cottage was “substantially damaged,” the owners decided to start over. Viewing every decision through the lenses of resiliency, durability and sustainability, they built a 21st-century home they call the Sunset Green Home.

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2016 Green Home of the Year Award Winner: Natural Wonder

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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: Simply the Right Size

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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: 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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Mid-Rise Wood Frame Construction Projects Receive Development Grants

Posted by Juliet Grable

Mar 4, 2016 1:28:17 PM

Architects and builders are looking to wood as a sustainable alternative for mid-rise construction.

THE COUNTY'S FIRST mid-rise wood frame construction projects will soon be going up, one on each coast. These buildings will rely on mass timber construction, a category that includes engineered beams, or glulams, and the less familiar cross-laminated timber panels.

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