April 22 marks the 53rd anniversary of Earth Day. This year’s theme, “Invest in Our Planet,” resonates in today’s luxury real estate market.
Designers and builders have taken the cutting edge of new, “eco-friendly” technologies to create and renovate houses that embrace green architecture and green design.
They are building homes using locally sourced materials and the power of sunlight, wind, and geothermal energy. There is an array of technologies that help offset our carbon footprint, such as humidity-controlled indoor air, filtered drinking water, LED lighting, HEPA air filters, and “smart home” internet systems and controls.
Herewith, we spotlight 10 of the latest eco-friendly features and a sampling of innovatively built homes that offer the ultimate in luxury and sustainable living.