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2019 Green Home of the Year Award Winner: An Epic Effort

Posted by Alan Naditz

Feb 12, 2019 1:12:50 PM

Here’s a smart home that’s safer, stylish and a whole lot of fun.

When The Mountain Life Companies decided to build green housing in Breckenridge, Colo., there was a key element it knew it had to include: The homes had to be smart.

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2019 Green Home of the Year Award Winner: A Grand Old Time

Posted by Alan Naditz

Feb 12, 2019 12:10:29 PM

Sensible design and sustainability combine to revitalize a classic southern N.Y. structure.

When the Black family went searching for a new home, they literally found what they were looking for inside a 1930s farmhouse in rural Katonah, N.Y. There was an old-time charm in the two-story, four-bedroom, three-bath dwelling. But it simply wasn’t big enough to accommodate a family of five.

That’s where, according to homeowner Jason Black, the fun began. “We prepared ourselves for the concept of ‘Tiny House Living,’ as we reduced our family-of-five’s footprint into just a few rooms,” Black says. “But you can’t prepare yourself to do this within the context of an active construction site.”

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2019 Green Home of the Year Grand Award Winner: Riverfront Masterpiece

Posted by Alan Naditz

Feb 11, 2019 4:26:59 PM

For this year’s champion project, it’s a case of location, location, location.

By the time Gretchen Rowe decided she wanted a green home, she had all the details worked out. This made building it easier—yet highly challenging, according to designer Jason Offutt of The Shelter Studio in Bend, Ore.

Rowe and her husband, Rodney Toogood, had selected a lot along the Deschutes River as the site of their new home, and had a specific set of parameters in mind for anyone who built the structure.

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Wide Open Island Living

Posted by Green Builder Staff

May 18, 2015 10:40:47 AM

The kitchen and bath in this LEED Platinum home in Hawaii feature water-efficient fixtures and healthy, low-maintenance finishes.

PHOTOS BY AUGIE SALBOA

THE WA'AHILA RIDGE custom Craftsman home, designed by Hawaii-based Archipelago Hawaii and built by MOKULUA HPB, marries design with building science in a truly collaborative process. Completed in 2013, it is one of the only LEED Platinum-certified homes in the state and has achieved a HERS rating of 15.

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Smart Style

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Aug 19, 2014 5:05:52 PM

SOLARIA IS THE FIRST “pre-designed” affordable green house in the Puerto Rico housing market. At $130,000, it’s making waves as a cost-effective way to provide high design to the masses. Read More