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Taking His Own Advice

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When Greg Reitz was ten years old, he was already so worried about the state of the planet that, without prompting from his parents, he spent his allowance to join Greenpeace.
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  By raising the structure over the shaded parking area, the designers were able to provide additional cooling air from below, and eliminate the need for air-conditioning.  Photo by: Robert Gregory
    By raising the structure over the shaded parking area, the designers were able to provide additional cooling air from below, and eliminate the need for air-conditioning.

    Photo by: Robert Gregory

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  Throughout the house operable windows enable cross ventilation. The ones Reitz and Kurath used contain krypton gas, a dense gas that enables heat to be transmitted more slowly, between the panes. The dining table and chairs are vintage Danish pieces.  Photo by: Robert Gregory
    Throughout the house operable windows enable cross ventilation. The ones Reitz and Kurath used contain krypton gas, a dense gas that enables heat to be transmitted more slowly, between the panes. The dining table and chairs are vintage Danish pieces.

    Photo by: Robert Gregory

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  Reitz in the kitchen, which is outfitted with efficient fluorescent lighting and Energy Star appliances.  Photo by: Robert Gregory
    Reitz in the kitchen, which is outfitted with efficient fluorescent lighting and Energy Star appliances.

    Photo by: Robert Gregory

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  The home’s entryway features fly-ash concrete floors and stairs cut from recycled steel.  Photo by: Robert GregoryCourtesy of: Robert Gregory
    The home’s entryway features fly-ash concrete floors and stairs cut from recycled steel.

    Photo by: Robert Gregory

    Courtesy of: Robert Gregory

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