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Green Homes- Page 2 of 9

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    Passivhaus on a Budget

    When the time came for Jason and Stephanie Specht to find a builder, they started out with high ideals. They wanted a builder who wouldn’t skimp on the quality of…

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    A Net-Zero-Energy House for $125 a Square Foot

    **By Eric Thomas** We were attracted to an empty south-facing lot, one of the last undeveloped parcels in our neighborhood. Were we naïve to think we could make our dream…

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    Farmhouse Style Meets Passive House

    **By Daniel Ernst** When my family made the decision to move to Virginia, we agreed that somehow, some way, we would find a home that could comfortably accommodate seven people,…

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    Mission Zero House: A Net-Zero Retrofit

    There really is nothing more challenging that I can think of than taking a home in a historic district and taking it to net zero energy. But it sure helps…

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    A Santa Fe Adobe Gets a Modern Addition

    Michael Grant has been building, renovating, and designing high performance homes in Santa Fe, New Mexico, for almost two decades. My wife Julia and I stumbled upon this dumpy little…

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    Building the Best Baltimore Rowhomes — and Neighborhoods

    At just around 1,000 square feet, existing rowhomes in Baltimore represent a true design challenge. Of course, any redesign or retrofit should be green and affordable. Streamlining assessment, design, and…

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    Mid-Century Gem Revived in Austin

    Just after World War II, Austin architect A.D. Stenger began designing and building what would amount to about 100 custom homes in the Austin area. These Eichler-esque single-story homes had…

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    Jefferson City Deep Energy Retrofit

    At face value, 802 West McCarty is nothing special, just one of 800 vacant or foreclosed homes in a distressed Jefferson City, MO urban neighborhood. But you don’t end up…

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    Green Renovating A Home And A Career

    In 2004, Jason La Fleur and his wife Jennifer bought a classic Arts and Crafts home in Oak Park, Illinois, home to the largest single collection of buildings designed by…

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    A Deep Energy Retrofit Using Nailbase Insulation Panels

    Ted Clifton has been building and remodeling homes for more than 45 years. But he continues to recognize good innovations as they come along. That’s why he decided to use…