The Green Home bandwagon

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It’s a great thing when I see an abundance of marketing efforts for green homes.  The HGTV home I wrote about last week has started their tours in Plymouth, MA.  Now, Country Living magazine is going to build a certified LEED home into the middle of New York City at the World Financial Center.  They have partnered with New World Home to create modular homes that reflect the tastes of Country Living’s readers, with a eco-friendly edge. I think it’s a great opportunity to showcase the latest in home design to a very large audience.

Here is some information about the tours they will be offering for their Green Home:

Country Living’s 2010 House of the Year will be open to the public June 4th-June 16th, Monday-Friday 11-5, Saturday and Sunday 9-6 and Thursday June 17th 10-2 at The World Financial Center. Tickets are free. Following the open house the home will move to Crystal Springs Resort near Vernon , N.J. where it will become a permanent Country Living Green Modular Home design center. Country Living will be donating $5,000 to benefit National Parks off the New York Harbor Conservancy. To see the complete collection of Country Living green modular homes visit www.newworldhome.com/countryliving.


 If you could renovate part of your house and make it greener, what would you want to do?  On my list, a larger recycling area and a greenhouse to grow more of my own food. Has anyone experienced building their own green home?  I would love to hear about the challenges you faced and how you learned about all the options in building materials.


Happy Monday!

About Emily Roach

Green Boston mom of three young children. Focused on family nutrition, wholesome recipes, and an eco-friendly lifestyle.

Comments

  1. I would definitely increase the size of my compost heap and herb garden.

  2. I'm following you back (from the Thrifty things) but I my profile picture might be a bloank person for some reason.

  3. Any effort made towards creating or at least contributing towards a greener home, or at least reducing the so called footprint requires the proverbial thumbs up.

  4. So many folks do not realize that the implementation of green products will save them money, albeit on a medium to long term basis.

  5. Oh there is no doubt that many folks have jumped onto the so called green bandwagon – it all comes down to personal choice really and every effort we make at home will make a difference.

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