Newsletters

Get Open House delivered to your inbox every Tuesday Morning.

Green Mountain Retreat
A model eco-friendly home in Virginia By Mary Clare Glover
Comments () | Published August 23, 2007
Check out these pictures of the second private home in Virginia to receive LEED certification, the national standard for high performance green buildings. The 753-square-foot house was built in the Shenandoah Valley by a Washington couple who wanted a weekend retreat in the mountains.


The home’s energy-efficient features include a green roof, which absorbs 70 percent of storm-water runoff, a geothermal heating system, and several energy-efficient appliances including a drawer refrigerator and convection microwave oven.

Categories:

Green Design

Get all of our real estate and home design coverage delivered directly to your inbox. Sign up for our weekly Open House newsletter.

Subscribe to Washingtonian

Discuss this story

Feel free to leave a comment or ask a question. The Washingtonian reserves the right to remove or edit content once posted.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Posted at 07:51 AM/ET, 08/23/2007 RSS | Print | Permalink | Comments () | Washingtonian.com Blogs