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Welcome to our green house

Submitted by on 1, February 25, 2009 – 8:00 am2 Comments

Alameda’s got a fresh example of green design going on display this week: A brand-new home at 1533 Morton Street. They’re having an open house for the new home, which you can learn about online here, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. this Thursday and Friday and from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The home’s architects will be on hand to discuss the home’s design, which followed a county-developed new home “GreenPoint checklist.” The events, of course, are open to the public.

Looks like the home’s owners, Sinan Sabuncuoglu and Bud Travers, built a new home behind an existing one on Morton (I stopped by this week and it looks like the existing one is also under construction). Green features of the home include a solar energy system, tankless hot water, non-toxic recycled cotton insulation, bamboo and cork flooring and drought and heat-tolerant landscape. (The list of green features also includes a “central vacuum cleaning system” which I must admit I am intensely curious about.)

The home’s construction follows the recent opening of the Habitat for Humanity-built Buena Vista Commons, which incorporates several of the same green features.


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