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Green Mountain Retreat

A model eco-friendly home in Virginia

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.
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