Green Spaces in Green Places: Is Building Green Going From Niche to Mainstream?

Triple Pundit

Dubbed the “Mainstream Green Home”, the five-bedroom house sports a complete portfolio of green and sustainable building practices the highlights of which include a water conservation system that saves 80,000 gallons of water a year, hardwood flooring from logs pulled up from the bottom of Cape Fear River, solar hot water system, a 71% reduction in electricity use, and a garden planted with native and drought-resistant plants. It’s a model geared to show the state-of-the-art in sustainable residential building practices. 

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