05 Jan '12, 8pm

I'm skeptical that this is a truly green home. What do you think?

I'm skeptical that this is a truly green home. What do you think?

Well guys I like it; yes the whole argument about whether or not it is “Green or Sustainable” begins with the same old question about the definition of those terms and we all know that’s another thing all together! I would say though that the first thing of “re-use” or repurposing of the barn is a good start. Whether or not the size, scope or overall design meets what you think fit really isn’t it at all! They used natural materials, reused an old structure, maximizing natural lighting, brought the outdoors in as much as possible and created a place that is inviting and comfortable to LIVE! They are in Texas so as long as they insulated the roofline well (I’d say R-42 or better) and set yhe home to take advantage of natural air flow so to minimize the need for AC, then I’d say it passes the test. LEED score or NOT!

Full article: http://www.alternativeconsumer.com/2012/01/05/a-converted...

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