Replacing an energy and structurally deficient home, this Minnesota
GreenStar pilot participant begins sustainability with simple concepts.
Methods included: Solar orientation for passive heating and cooling; Use
and re-use of durable, recyclable, and sustainable materials; Reduced
energy consumption; Improved indoor air quality; Increased attention to
water management, retention, and respect of the mighty Mississippi. The
home was designed for its site responding to conditions both natural and
man-made. It provides an example of the beauty, efficiency, and
longevity that results when regard for limited resources meets
sustainable design and quality craftsmanship.