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Green Homes

When you have the opportunity to build a custom home in the Southwest where you may expect 300+ sunny days, there is no excuse for not making it green–so we did. We wanted low water usage, low heating/cooling energy use and minimal power use otherwise. So here is what we included:

  • Passive solar design–large glazing along a wide south-facing front
  • Concrete floors for thermal mass (also saves on costlier low VOC floor coverings) Continue reading Green Homes