Clean and green

  • Article by: LYNN UNDERWOOD , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 7, 2010 - 1:22 PM

An Orono couple's whole-house renovation is in harmony with their eco-friendly lifestyle and modern sensibilities. See it for yourself at the Homes by Architects tour this month.

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powerengSep. 8, 1012:31 PM

Lets see if I can be a little less negative, lest the Red Star Tribune delete my comment again. How can a 4000 sq ft house be considered green? This gigantic house is for two people (soon to be four). If they were truly concerned about the environment, they would live in a 900 sf house. Hopefully, they FEEL good though.

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muskiedogSep. 8, 10 1:06 PM

The toilets now have filters that have to be replaced on a regular basis. Whst is low voc paint? rare that you find high voc paintrs anymore. What is the payback? Woukd have actually saved more be not going to these extremes? What is the full impact?

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walkonredSep. 9, 10 2:11 PM

Star Tribune: "Most of the flooring is Lyptus wood, considered an environmentally friendly alternative to old-growth woods such as oak, cherry or mahogany." Wikipedia: "... an environmentally friendly alternative to oak, cherry, mahogany, and other wood products that may be harvested from old growth forests." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyptus

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MellersSep. 10, 1010:37 AM

Though the one good thing about this story is it's not a new home-they didn't tear it down to build green, but remodeled home, presumably 50 years old. As someone who lives a green life, even I get tired of the greening of this, that, and the other, but that could be perhaps because I live this world already. I can see others who are looking to remodel (instead of moving) might find benefits from these types of stories.

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