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Flipping Green

In Seattle, a builder and architect prove that remodeling and energy efficiency can be a winning combination

Remodeling a fixer-upper to make it green is a tall order, but in Seattle, architect George Ostrow joined up with a team of builders to turn a shabby small home into something special and sustainable. For this project, most of the original house remained, but there were smart changes within. Interior walls were re-created to form new spaces that benefit from cross ventilation, eliminating the need for air-conditioning. A careful recycling plan ensured that 70% of the demolition debris was recycled. The house earned both Built Green and Energy Star certifications after the project was complete.

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