A High-Tech & Green Traditional New England Home

A High-Tech & Green Traditional New England Home

Sarah Rainwater
Dec 14, 2009

The family that built this home in the beachside community of Narragansett, Rhode Island has proven that a home of the future can still find plenty of inspiration in New England's past.

While we love modern architecture, it's nice to see a traditional-style home that incorporates the old — we're drooling over those reclaimed wood floors — and the new — it's LEED Gold certified and utilizes innovative technology to automate many of the systems in the home, from the lighting to the entertainment.

The project is documented on the website, www.greenlifesmartlife.com, which includes pictures, videos, and detailed accounts of the home building process. Some information from the homeowners:

From ENERGY STAR™ to LEED®-H (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and with a unique set of building constraints, such as managing Coastal Resources, a building budget of under $200 sq/ft, building codes in a 120 MPH wind zone, and maximizing ocean views, the project will be a step-by-step demonstration home for builders, sub contractors, product manufacturers and technology companies to showcase their solutions as more and more of today's families look to adopt green living.

For more news and information on the Green Life Smart Life project, visit their website and blog.

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