to help control daylighting and solar heat gain, roof overhangs respond to the home’s orientation, with 1- and 2-foot overhangs at north and east elevations, 2- and 4-foot at south elevations, and 4- and 6-foot for west elevations.

5 Sustainable Homes That Don’t Skimp on Style

High-performance living comes in all sorts of packages.


Green Products


Smog-Eating Roof Tile by Boral Roofing

Titanium dioxide in Smog-Eating roof tiles clears the air of pollution.


Hardwood Flooring by Ernest Hemingway Floors

The Ernest Hemingway-inspired line of FSC-certified hardwood flooring contributes...


Ebb Concept by Neo-Metro

The Ebb Concept bathroom sink is manufactured from recycled stainless steel and...


Green Professionals

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Michael Chandler

Mebane, N.C., custom builder Michael Chandler gets some long-deserved recognition for a career at the forefront of green building.



Green Landscapes