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Historically and environmentally sensitive remodel

Michigan's First LEED Platinum Gut-Rehab

Jun 9, 2009 | Ann Arbor, Michigan

Doug Selby of Meadowlark Builders and Michael Klement of Architectural Resource are experienced at energy-efficient remodeling. Working as a team, Selby and Klement were the first in Michigan to grab a LEED Platinum rating for a gut-rehab job.

New kitchen in the same old space

Green Renovation: Same Footprint, Twice the Space

May 9, 2009 | Decatur, Georgia

Originally a small house on a small hill in the heart of Decatur, Georgia, this home grew to meet its owners' needs in an environmentally friendly way with an EarthCraft-certified addition.

Bright interiors

Production Platinum Homes

May 5, 2009 | Las Vegas, Nevada

Villa Trieste is Pulte Homes' response to a number of things—an overtaxed regional infrastructure; a challenging real estate market; and consumer demand for more durable and energy-efficient homes.

A kitchen addition where a screened porch used to be

Deep Energy Makeover: One Step At A Time

Apr 27, 2009 | Brattleboro, Vermont

When my wife Chris and I bought this nearly 100-year-old home in 2000, we knew we had our work cut out for us: virtually no insulation; original single-pane windows; a failing main bathroom; just four circuits of knob-and-tube wiring; no laundry hook-up; and a dysfunctional 12x12 kitchen with three windows and four doorways.

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