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GREEN HOMES. Modern Green Home-Design. All designs Copyright 2009, Leap Adaptive. Web site design by Leap Adaptive Leap Adaptive logo and "Homes for a Green Generation" are trademarks of Leap Adaptive. The Leap Adaptive 'Dragonfly' is our most evolved home design to date. It features an active sliding moon-roof over a dramatic 2-story glass stair well in a progressive-modern design. The nearly 2,000 square foot design provides for contemporary family living with a spacious open family-dining room, designer kitchen, and an opulent master suite.

Also included are two secondary bedroom suites, a roof top sky room, and a flex-room that can be used for an office, game room, media center or a children's play/ teen room. Wow! Interiors Floor plans & description Leap Adaptive Homes P.O. LEAP Affiliate Partners Construction plan sets from $3900 Study plan set only $299.

Custom Green Living Home. HoTT | House of Tomorrow Today | Active House. THIS NEW GREEN HOUSE" Reduce Your Homes Energy Consumption. Green Home Building. EcoLiving. Articles about projects that save you money. viewing 1 - 5 of 55 results. Old furnace, washer or water heater? By C.M. Mack Upgrading your furnace, water heater or washing machine to the most energy efficient models will immediately slash your energy or water bills. more Topics: Draft-proof Your HouseBy Rhea Seymour How to identify air leaks in your home, then seal cracks with caulking or weather stripping and apply for rebates to reduce your expenses. Green Kitchen Design IdeasBy Catherine Therrien See which appliances, kitchen cabinets, floor tiles and countertops make the greenest choices when you want to upgrade your kitchen.

Custom Green Living Home. The Seemingly Simple GO Home is a LEED Platinum House That Packs a Green Energy Punch. Photo credit: Trent Bell The bright red GO Home in Belfast, Maine was recently selected as the LEED for Homes Project of the Year for 2011. Completed by GO Logic, the seemingly simple house packs an impressive renewable energy punch and is a LEED Platinum and Passive House certified residence. Because it is a passive house, the home’s owners will see a 90% reduction in their heating bill, resulting in a cool $300 dollars per year for space heating, while enjoying all the comforts of the super insulated building shell during the winter months.

With a roof clad in solar panels, The GO Home is also net zero, creating all the energy on site that it needs to provide heat, hot water and electricity for the home owners who will not see an energy bill for the next 25 years. + GO Logic Homes. Dunedin Eco Village To Be The First LEED Certified Net Zero Energy Townhome Development In US. An innovative housing development is set to get underway in Dunedin, Florida that will see the creation of the first affordable LEED Certified Net Zero Energy townhome development in the US.

The Eco-Village will consist of 25 townhomes, all of which are designed and engineered to maximize energy efficiency. Developer Planet Green Group aims to make eco-friendly as well as affordable. The aim of the project is to provide affordable homes for everyone, but especially ‘Hometown Heroes’ such as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, veterans and other professionals. Each LEED-certified, Net Zero Energy home will be priced as low as $600 per month, making them ultra-affordable. The homes themselves have been designed to combine building science and high-performance products with the ability for homeowners to monitor energy consumption.

They’re designed to reduce overall household energy use, CO2 emissions, indoor water consumption, and reduce associated energy costs. Dream Green Home Plans. Builders Booksource: Green Building. Green design will save the world | Inhabitat. Rotating House Puts New Spin on Eco Living. An engineer in the Czech Republic has built himself a house that can rotate to face any direction he chooses.

It can also submerge into the hillside to make use of the earth's naturally cooler temperature. Published over 1 year ago Categories World, Europe, Science, Climate & Environment Topics Alternative Energies, Housing, Europe People Bohumil Lhota Places Czech Republic, Prague Transcript It takes longer than this-high speed video suggests but the house emerging from a grassy hillside in the Czech countryside, is putting a new spin on environmentally responsible living. ZeroHouse. Hobbit Houses: 15 Grassy Hill-Shaped Dwellings. “In a hole in a ground lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing to sit on or eat: It was a hobbit hole and that means comfort.” This line by J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the beloved The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings fantasy novels, has inspired hundreds of copycat underground hobbit homes around the world – and is itself inspired by ancient Viking hill houses.

These 15 green-roofed dwellings that take a page right out of Tolkien’s books come in all sizes for all kinds of functions, from hotels in New Zealand to backyard playhouses and vintage underground hill-dug duplexes. The World’s First Hobbit Motel (images via: For tourists the world over, New Zealand will forever be associated with The Lord of the Rings, since it served as the filming and production location for the film version of the saga. Modern Hobbit Home in Switzerland (images via: toxel) (images via: webecoist)