Regardless of the season, decks have become an extension of the home. Many homeowners want to expand the footprint of their entertainment space by allowing the home to flow out onto the deck.
Ore. home may be the greenest ever built
Builder and architect are targeting three major green building performance standards
A net-zero home in the wine country southwest of Portland, Ore., is the subject of an attempt to become the first in the world to earn a trio of green building performance standards – PHIUS+ Passive House, Minergie-P-Eco, and LEED for Homes Platinum. Builder Hammer & Hand, which worked with the firm Holst Architecture on the project, says that Karuna House had earned 101.5 LEED points, far outdistancing the 80 that it needed for Platinum certification.
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