This year’s Solar Decathlon in Washington, DC ended with the University of Maryland’s Watershed house as the winner in Architecture! I first wrote about the contest last week, complete with the slideshow of houses in the competition. The University of Maryland’s house highlighted water usage as well as solar. The grey-water was filtered by bog plants and supplied water around the exterior of the house highlighting healthy landscape plants and an edible garden. This was definitely one of my favorite houses! Read the Inhabitat story and look at the pictures of this house that won over eighteen other entries….
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Licensed in Real Estate since 1985, Jeannette, Broker/Owner of Green Florida Properties sets herself apart with extensive education in energy-efficient and sustainable building practices. As northeast Florida's first NAR (National Association of Realtors) Green Real Estate Professional and certified EcoBroker Jeannette pioneered the greening of St. Augustine and St. Johns County MLS. Adding green data fields to the multiple listing service benefits anyone seeking to buy or sell a home with energy-efficient and sustainable features. Jeannette is currently one of three NAR and FR (Florida Realtors) GREEN Instructors in Florida teaching the GREEN Designation course. View all posts by GreenFLBroker, Jeannette Moore