Collection by Erika Heet

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.

Eric Garcetti's 11-year-old Toyota Rav4-EV sits in front of the house, awaiting its next electric fill-up.
A band of clerestory windows illuminates the interior.
Mary Henning and Ann Wansbrough's renovation of a semidetached cottage enables them to use 75 percent less town water...
Here's a view from the kitchen looking through the opened sliding glass walls toward the backyard.
When it’s time to eat or do homework, the adults lower the tabletop, revealing a dozen book cubbies.
The Harris family rests easy on their new back patio abutting the Belvedere lagoon.