This house at 208 Regiment Way in Durham has energy-efficient features. Staff photo by John Rottet.
At first glance, this house seems like so many of the other homes built in the Triangle this decade.
That's kind of the point, according to Steve Frasher, co-owner and manager of NCGreenBuild. But looks can deceive, because this home is loaded with enough green construction tactics to earn a LEED certification.
From the earliest studs to the final landscaping decisions, Frasher tells features editor Carole Miller about all of the touches that add up to an environmentally friendly home. Frasher says the house cost about 6 percent more than a new construction without these features.
If you're not in the market for a new home, don't miss all the tips and links with this article that you can use to make your residence a little more green.
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