Green Home

time well spent
Transforming a “relatively plain” house into a sustainable showstopper takes time, commitment, and a sense of humor.
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built for two
One couple avoids “marital Armageddon” by striking a balance between sustainable design and comfortable livability.
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taking the long view
Green-building goals shape a hacienda designed for maximum outdoor enjoyment amid the wide-open spaces of Diamond Tail Ranch near Placitas, New Mexico.
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labor of love
Susie Marbury translates her commitment to green building into a dream house perfectly in step with the times.
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western state of mind
A lodge-style home in the East Mountains outside of Albuquerque combines rustic elegance with skillful green construction and smart energy- and water-saving features.
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green for real
The first custom home in New Mexico to receive LEED Platinum certification sidesteps greenwashing with well-defined avenues for creating an eco-friendly, high-performance house.
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ahead of the curve
An innovative solar solution hides beneath this modern-rural home in Albuquerque’s North Valley.
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2009 Green Home of the Year award winners
This year’s inspiring award-winning homes set an example for smart eco-conscious building.
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green worldview
Combining intelligent design with traditional materials and solar technology creates a sustainable jewel in Corrales.
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steps ahead
Snug construction and careful energy management earned EcoHouse Santa Fe the Innovative Green Home award in Su Casa and Build Green New Mexico’s Green Home of the Year competition.
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taking the high road
Santa Barbara Builders creates snug and solar homes in the company’s all-green Taos subdivision Vista Primavera.
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breaking ground with a green pioneer
Long before green living became a pop-culture catch phrase, University of New Mexico professor Paul Lusk made his farm an intricate, multi-decade experiment in sustainable, practical, low-impact living. read more

sun spot
With a keen eye for efficiency, Sunlight Homes grounds a compact green residence in an eco-minded philosophy while providing plenty of space for gatherings. read more

green new world
Green building encompasses a dizzying array of choices, from wall systems to heating and cooling to whether to put carpet versus bamboo on your floor. We’re here to help you sort it out.
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setting a new standard
Our Green Home of the Year Award winners put sustainable design into practice, proving environmentally friendly building works for almost any budget. read more

embodied ideals
Two award winners built to the highest Build Green New Mexico standards show just how far sustainable design has reached into the mainstream without sacrificing efficiency, resource conservation, or indoor air quality.
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green building blocks
Whether you prefer making mud bricks by hand or consider yourself a modern mason, there is an eco-friendly option for you.
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making green on green buildings
New Mexico’s Sustainable Building Tax Credit adds a monetary incentive to building green in the Land of Enchantment.
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fully loaded
Harder Custom Builders specializes in building green homes that cater to the demand for luxury and amenities in the custom market.
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high-style hideaway
In the woods outside Santa Fe, architect Amy Stone creates a high-functioning, elegantly simple home with minimal impact on the environment.
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better with age
Recycled materials and antique elements add an unexpected dimenison of sustainable style at this carefully designed home.
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