Green Inspirations

By its very nature, sustainable architecture requires a different perspective.


201203hsp_021 There is a premium on efficiency in design and materials, seamless integration into a building’s surroundings—and close communication between designer and homeowner. 

Three recent sustainable building partnerships on the Cape and Islands show what is possible when expert, artisanal design meets the principles of environmental sensitivity. All three homes produce most of the energy they need; one home has even joined elite ranks with an exclusive green building certification. The best part of all? The three families love their homes as much as they love the sun and the ocean outside.

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Mary Grauerholz

Mary Grauerholz is the communications manager of the Cape Cod Foundation and a freelance writer.

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