Green Home Tour Held in Bucks County, PA

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17easthilldtown.jpgI was fortunate to enjoy the annual “Excellence in Design Tour” yesterday on such a perfect autumn day. It included 5 homes, a couple of restored barns and the Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve. All of the homes were beautiful, but one in particular caught my eye, the first LEED certified home built recently in Pennsylvania, pictured here.

One lucky homeowner (it’s currently on the market) will benefit from many sustainable features like a geothermal HVAC system, water-conserving plumbing fixtures, bamboo flooring, eco-friendly carpeting and paint, Energy Star light fixtures, composite decking, energy efficient windows and doors, rain catchment system, porous pavement driveway and other features.

We also toured a welcoming 200 year old farmstead which had been lovingly restored with energy and water efficient features. Another stop was at a stone school house built in 1860 that had been added onto and incorporated several green building materials and technologies.

I’ll certainly attend next year’s tour and I hope to see even more residences that are incorporating sustainable design.

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