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Natural Home Show House Opens in August

Visit the Natural Home Show House to learn about the latest green building technologies.
By Kirsten Hudson
July 2009 Web
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The Natural Home Show House combines green technology with a traditional design.
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An open house for the Natural Home  Show House , a sustainable model home that showcases energy and water-saving building methods, will take place August 1 through August 9.

Located in Tapatio Springs, Texas, the Natural Home Show House is a traditional two-story rock and stucco structure loaded with the latest in green technologies. Some of the green features of the home include geothermal heating and cooling; passive solar design; a water harvesting system; native landscaping; energy-efficient appliances; and recycled-content cabinets, countertops and furnishings.

The house is on track for LEED Platinum certification, the highest level designated by the U.S. Green Building Council .

The open house will feature an interactive forum with educational exhibits throughout the home about the latest green products and technologies.

The open house will take place:

• Saturday and Sunday, August 1-2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Monday through Friday, August 3-7 from noon to 6 p.m.

• Saturday and Sunday August 8-9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person; children 10 and under are free. Go here for directions.

More on green building

• Learn about how new legislation has created more opportunities in green building .

• See last year’s Natural Home Show House !

• Read about how skyscrapers are going green to attract tenants.








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