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Here is a flash representation of what it takes for your home to become an eco home.
So please feel free to browse this interactive model of eco homes, just click on the options in the box.


Back to The Trees

You enter the Hamptons house through two magnificent sliding doors salvaged from an 1880s barn. The built-in rustic-chic furniture is custom crafted. Secret wall panels open onto a back deck with drop-dead views. On movie nights, the owner (a private-equity CEO) touches a button and a 60-by-40-inch plasma screen glides down from a discreet ceiling console. It sounds like any other fabulous East End trophy house, and it is.

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Wireless Lighting System = Portable Switches

Most houses require hundreds of feet of electrical wire to connect light switches to a main power source, but not my eco-friendly dream home. I’ve installed a wireless lighting system called Verve that uses radio waves instead of copper wiring to command all the lights and outlets in my house.


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This green home will heat itself

BOSTON--For all the complex solutions proposed to lower building energy use, Simon Hare has a project to demonstrate the power of simplicity in green buildings.

The design-builder earlier this year began reconstructing an 1850 cottage in Boston's historic Roxbury Crossing neighborhood to be so energy efficient that it wouldn't need any mechanical heating.

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Green Home Environmental Store
Whether you're looking to save energy on your appliances, go vegan and organic or just live a low-impact lifestyle, we think you'll be rewarded by taking some time to click through our website. In addition to our comprehensive selection of eco-friendly products, you'll find a wealth of interesting articles, information, and a complete ToxipediaTM that will help you lower your environmental impact, reduce your carbon footprint, and make educated decisions about the products that you buy!!

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16 Ways to Green Your Home presented by the USGBC

1. Switch to Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
2. Program Your Thermostat
3. Plug Air Leaks
4. Tune Up Your Heating and Cooling (HVAC) System
5. Choose ENERGY STAR® Appliances
6. Reduce Water Use
7. Switch to Green Power
8. Buy Local
9. Use Low-VOC Products
10. Use Wood Alternatives or FSC-certifi ed Wood Products
11. Use Rapidly Renewable Flooring Materials
12. Plant Trees to Provide Shade and Wind Protection for Your House
13. Use Native Plantings
14. Use Nontoxic Gardening Techniques
15. Carpool, Use Public Transportation, Walk or Bike When Possible
16. Buy a High-efficiency Car
 
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 Listed here are some Green Homes & Buildings that are LEED certified.
           Click on the provided link to find out more about these structures.


 
Tepeyac haven Pasco, WA

When Pasco Family Housing, a project of Catholic Charities Spokane, set out to build its 44-unit affordable housing complex in Pasco, Wash., the organization had more than low rents in mind. Using the principles of LEED®, Pasco Family Housing found many ways to do that by building homes that
will cost less to live in for years to come...
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Morrisania Homes Bronx, NY

When New York City and state officials began plans for a new affordable-housing project in the South Bronx, they knew they wanted it to offer not just a place to live – but a place to thrive. The resulting Morrisania Homes is just that: an innovative new living environment with a strong focus on protecting the health of its residents and of the surrounding environment...
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Carsten Crossings Oakgrove Model Rocklin, CA

Given the Grupe Company’s long history of building with sustainability and energy efficiency in mind, it’s no surprise that its 144-home Carsten Crossings subdivision in Rocklin, California, is the country’s first to be built with a commitment to certifying all its homes under the LEED® Green Building Rating System...
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Pleasant Hill Home Freeport, ME

For Mort and Evelyn Panish, building their dream house was synonymous with building a green house. They turned to Taggart Construction, a builder with a longstanding reputation for high-performance, high-quality homes, to help them build a new home on a hilltop location in Freeport, Maine. Their LEED Silver rated, 2,250-square-foot custom home is beautiful, healthy, and good for the environment—and it saves them money...
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Bronx Library New York, NY

Bronx Library Center replaced the nearby Fordham Library Center.The new library is three times the size of the facility it replaced.The library boasts more than 150 public-access computers in addition to more than 200,000 books, magazines, videos, audiotapes, CD-ROMs, and DVDs. When it earned a LEED® Silver rating it became New York City’s first municipal building to achieve LEED certification...
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Orchard Garden Hotel San Franciso, CA

Located in the heart of San Francisco, the Orchard Garden Hotel is near the Financial District, Union Square, and the Chinatown gate. At 10 stories, the 56,000-square-foot building includes 86 guestrooms and a 56-seat restaurant and bar. It became the third hotel in the U.S. and the fourth hotel in the world to earn LEED® certification from the U.S. Green Building Council...
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Toyota Motor Sales South Campus Office Development Torrance, CA

Toyota is working to meet society’s growing transportation needs in ways that won’t harm the Earth. The company applied the same philosophy to its new South Campus Headquarters, which was developed to consolidate several employee divisions into one area, reduce occupancy expenses, and provide future flexibility. The 624,000-square-foot, 40-acre campus also serves as a tangible example of Toyota’s environmental commitment ...
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Exelon Headquarters Chicago, IL

In 2004, Exelon Corporation began consolidating several Chicago-area offices into 220,000 square feet of renovated space occupying ten floors of the landmark Chase Tower. In April 2007, the flagship headquarters became the largest office space to earn a Platinum rating in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Commercial Interiors rating system...
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U.S. Green Building Council Washington, D.C.

The U.S. Green Building Council—the nation’s leading organization supporting environmentally responsible building—has been growing by leaps and bounds, simultaneously driving and reflecting the booming interest in green design and construction. When the organization began envisioning a new, larger headquarters, it wanted to demonstrate that green design can be both ordinary and extraordinary...
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Banner Bank Building Boise, ID

The Christensen Corporation’s goals to build an attractive, resource-efficient commercial office building with superior indoor comfort and occupant-focused amenities. The building also had to compete in the speculative leasing market. At the very competitive cost of $128 per square foot, the Banner Bank Building, proves that high-performance buildings are good for business.
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Clearview Elementary Hanover, PA

Day in and day out, Clearview Elementary School in Hanover, Pennsylvania, has an important duty: educate 250 young minds, eager to learn. In designing Clearview, the project team’s goal was to create an educational facility that would protect the children’s delicate health while teaching them how to protect their
delicate environment. Clearview’s innovative design does just that...
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Fossil Ridge High School Fort Collins, CO

When building a new high school in Fort Collins, Colorado, Poudre School District’s primary goal was to provide students with the healthiest, most comfort- able learning environment possible. The district chose to pursue LEED® certification for the new Fossil Ridge High School. The result is a state-of-the-art, 290,000-square-foot building with capacity for 1,800 students...


    calearth.org this film shows how a pile of earth, dug out from the building site, is turned into a small house called
    Eco- Dome (moon cocoon model), using the Superadobe technology.


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What is LEED®?
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria.
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Green Home Diagram

Brothers, Doug and Bill Storey are the partners of Two Storey Building. We created Two Storey Building because we love to build. Custom homes, additions, renovations, garages, barns, custom furniture - you name it, we've done it. We both have been building our whole lives. We have decades of experience in the building trade.

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How does a preservation-minded architect make his own house greener?
By James Schwartz | From Preservation
March/April 2009

Finally, in 2006, he and Martin gathered up their courage (and marshaled their finances) to implement the first phase of a green restoration program. They started outside with the two areas that required immediate attention: the failing roof and the shingled exterior walls.


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Top 10 Green Hospitals


1. Boulder Community Hospital Foothills Campus (Boulder, CO)


2.Bronson Methodist Hospital
(Kalamazoo, MI)


3.Kaiser Permanente
(headquarters in Oakland, CA)


4.Laguna Honda Replacement Hospital
and Rehabilitation Center
(San Francisco, CA)


5.Legacy Health System Salmon Creek Hospital (Vancouver, WA)


6.Mount Sinai Medical Center's Lauder Center
for Maternity Care (New York, NY)


7.Patrick H. Dollard Discovery Health Center (Harris, NY)


8.Providence Newberg Hospital
(Newberg, OR)


9.Sarkis Gabrellian Women's and Children’s Pavilion at Hackensack University Medical Center
(Hackensack, NJ)


10.Emory University's Winship Cancer Institute (Atlanta, GA)




Top 10 Green Schools

Oberlin College
1.Oberlin College
(Oberline, Ohio, 2800 students.


2.Harvard University
(Cambridge MA, 20,000 students)


3.Warren Wilson College
(Swannanoa, NC, 850 students)


4.University of California System
(10 locations, 214,000 students)


5.Duke University
(Durham, NC, 12,800 students)



6.MIddlebury College
(Middlebury, VT, 2,400 students)


7.Berea College
(Berea, KY, 1600
students)


8.Pennsylvania State University
(24 locations, 83,700 students)


9.Tufts University
(Medford, MA, 8,800 students)


10.Carnegie Mellon University
(Pittsburgh, PA, 10,000 students)