Last week Anh-Minh gave us a sneak peek into the Sunset Idea House. Saturday's Chronicle included her longer article on San Francisco's first Idea House, which is also one of the first remodeled homes in the country to be LEED-certified. What's so green about a two-unit house that includes a 1,200-square-foot apartment and a 3,600-square-foot main house? Go below the jump to see.
The floors use wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and concrete and fly ash. The paint's low-VOC Benjamin Moore. There's a 50-foot wind turbine in the garden. Computers monitor energy sources and consumption.
However, even the architect, John Lum, says, "as a demo project it's great, but to be truly green it would probably have to be more modest."
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