Green Homes

A Custom Living Building Challenge Home in Portland, OR

These homeowners decided to go for the Living Building Challenge. The Challenge is a strict rating system that leaps far beyond LEED in its requirements for non-toxic, locally sourced materials for every component of the building.

Before & After: EcoDEEP Haus Sustainable Renovation

This former 1940’s one and a half story Cape Cod house was transformed into a high performance, sustainably designed modern home that uses 50% less energy than code and 40%+ less energy than its predecessor – even at nearly twice the size.

Tour a Luxury Sustainable Mountain Getaway

Known as the “Lodgepole Retreat,” the high-alpine, uber-energy-efficient “cabin” with floor-to-ceiling windows and lots of natural light is set among a 30-acre meadow and a grove of lodgepole pines.

Tour a Luxury, Artistic, Super-Green Home

With nearly 5,000 sq ft of living space, 3,350 above ground, this heritage home is anything but old-school. Matt Gilgan tackled this renovation with an eye for beauty, detail, and delightfully unexpected sustainable features.

The Idea Farm: A Custom, Eco-Friendly Farmhouse

This custom home is a sophisticated blend of rustic and refinement. Everything about it was purposefully planned for a couple committed to living close to the earth and following a lifestyle of simplicity. Affectionately named “The Idea Farm,” for its innovation in sustainable building practices, this home was only the 2nd new home in Minnesota to receive a Gold Rating by MN GreenStar.

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