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7 Green Renovations

Building green can be a challenge to really pull off—not to mention afford—but as the following seven houses from our pages show, the payback is huge.

Los Angeles is not all mini-malls and highways. As Mayor Eric Garcetti shows, it is eminently possible to live green in the City of Angels. By putting solar power and recycled materials to use, he and his partner transformed a mid-century house on a cozy hillside plot into a sustainable home with garden terraces and panoramic views. Garcetti's old Toyota Rav4-EV sits in front of the house, awaiting its next electric fill-up. Photo by Misha Gravenor. 

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