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Kohler Sustainable Design - Built Green - Hillside Home

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5 years, 9 months ago

On a steep lot that was initially considered to be unbuildable, a dedicated team of design professionals produced the first LEED-certified-Platinum home in Marin County, California. Nice trick. But how did they do it?

http://www.us.kohler.com/built-green/index.jsp

Like good magicians, the team took care to keep the backstage machinery well out of the spotlight. As builder Michael McDonald says, "We try to make the sustainability aspect of it disappear."

That artfully hidden green technology includes in-floor hydronic heating, a solar array that provides 60% of the home's electricity, LED lighting, cabinetry and floors made from sustainably harvested woods -even the roof is made of recycled metals.

Take a revealing look behind the scenes at a home that stands at the very apex of sustainable design.


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Go green - Plants, That Is

Houseplants have more advantages for your home than just looking pretty. Houseplants can actually filter the air in your house and rid it of pollutants. Follow these guidelines to make your houseplants work for you:

  • Keep one houseplant per every 10 square yards to help keep the air clean in that area
  • If you mix night synthesizing plants (like orchids) with regular plants, your plants will work around the clock to filter your air
  • Use a general mixture of plants to try to filter out as many pollutants as possible
  • Different plants are good for different pollutants, for example:
  • Philodendrons and aloe plants are especially good protection against formaldehyde
  • Gerbera daisies, peace lily, and English ivy are good protection against benzene and trichloroethylen

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