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Green Homes- Page 4 of 9

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    A True Net-Zero Gut Rehab, New England-Style

    By Peter Yost and Martin Holladay Before retrofit work began, Jane Bindley's 1978 ranch house on the shore of Squam Lake was an ordinary fiberglass-insulated energy hog. Bindley had a…

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    California Retrofit Measures Cut Energy Use by 45%

    With help from the local utility, a California builder has turned a foreclosed property into a cutting-edge energy-efficient demonstration home. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), the sixth-largest public utility…

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    Easy LEED Platinum?

    “It was easier than I thought,” says Amy Levin when first asked about her LEED for Homes Platinum gut rehab. This would not be the last time my jaw would…

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    A Two-Phased LEED for Homes Gut Rehab

    Don’t all major home renovations span decades? Jim Newman and Sarah Slaughter bought a rather pedestrian Cambridge home in 1996 and began full renovation in 2001, recently completing the metamorphosis…

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    A 100-Year-Old Energy Star Home

    Anders Lewendal likes to lead — he is president of his local homebuilder’s association and chairs its green building committee, sits on the Mayor’s Climate Control Task Force, and has…

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    The Fruits of Labor: Gut-Rehabbing the Structure and the Lot

    When Dan Cote bought this run-down property on Woodstock Avenue in Portland, he wanted to take everything he had learned about high-performance building and building science from his day job…

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    Brand New Appearance and Performance for An Older Duplex

    By Cador Price-Jones There are 120 million homes in America, and we need to figure out how to retrofit them for the new reality that we live in. We cannot…

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    Greening the HOME Rochester Program

    How HOME Rochester works The HOME Rochester Program acquires vacant single-family homes in Rochester NY, typically foreclosures, and rehabilitates them for resale to qualifying first-time homebuyers earning less than 80%…

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    Atlanta Historic Retrofit

    Honoring an amazing 100-year context

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    A Green Bath Retrofit: From Structure to Finish

    Our second-floor, 50-square-foot full bathroom provides the only bathing in this 100-year-old house, so we had to make it work. We wanted to make the room feel bigger and deal…