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Ah, so this is what a “green” house looks like

JivexjncThis new Claremont house looks pretty normal, right? But thanks to homeowners Vern and Deb Jahnke, and their team of architects and builders, this house is way green.

Here's what makes it so:

• Oriented so rooftop solar panels are at most effective angle.

• Made of Rastra block, which is recycled Styrofoam and concrete.

• Designed so afternoon breezes sweep hot air up and out of house.

• Bamboo floors.

• Counters made of recycled newsprint and resin.

• Carpeting made of corn. And more.

See more pictures of this house
Download Greentech.ppt (a PowerPoint presentation of this house being built, 12 MB)
Read the whole story in today's Real Estate section
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Have a question for the homeowners? Post a comment below.

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1 Comment on Ah, so this is what a “green” house looks like

  1. Barbara Cosindas // July 1, 2007 at 11:12 pm // Reply

    I saw this house being built and am amazed at what it looks like as the finished product. I am so happy for Deb and Vern and hope that they enjoy many happy years in this home.
    Deb, I want you to come up to Redding and give me ideas for my home!!

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