LEEDing the Way

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February 1, 2009
Originally published in Prefab Now
One day last April there was great excitement on Highland Avenue, a quiet, hilly street (on which this writer happens to live) of Craftsman bungalows and 1960s apartment buildings in the Ocean Park neighborhood of Santa Monica, California.
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  A view of the lower living space on the ground floor. Green materials used include the FSC-certified cedar on the ceiling, Permlight LED downlights, and a floor of polished concrete with fly ash mix with radiant heating underneath. The couch was designed by Glenn’s interior designer, Heidi Toll Design.
    A view of the lower living space on the ground floor. Green materials used include the FSC-certified cedar on the ceiling, Permlight LED downlights, and a floor of polished concrete with fly ash mix with radiant heating underneath. The couch was designed by Glenn’s interior designer, Heidi Toll Design.
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  Glenn looks toward the front entrance from the northeast wall of his house. The wall is exposed concrete block with translucent Polygal windows.
    Glenn looks toward the front entrance from the northeast wall of his house. The wall is exposed concrete block with translucent Polygal windows.
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  On the second floor, an open balcony of FSC-certified tigerwood with a cedar trellis leads into a light-filled study/guest bedroom.
    On the second floor, an open balcony of FSC-certified tigerwood with a cedar trellis leads into a light-filled study/guest bedroom.
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  All the cabinetry in the kitchen/dining area, including the door into the parlor bathroom, is FSC-certified maple.

    All the cabinetry in the kitchen/dining area, including the door into the parlor bathroom, is FSC-certified maple.

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  The lower living space on the ground floor of a Los Angeles, California, home features an EcoSmart fireplace fueled by denatured alcohol. Read the full article here.
    The lower living space on the ground floor of a Los Angeles, California, home features an EcoSmart fireplace fueled by denatured alcohol. Read the full article here.
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  The house, complete with Glenn’s Toyota Prius.
    The house, complete with Glenn’s Toyota Prius.
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