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  Who's the most influential person in a real estate development? The architect, the owner, the builder...? What about the developer? Real estate developers are often seen as the bad guys, out to make a bunch of money without really caring about the quality of homes or lifestyles resulting from their work. Steve Glenn's philosophy ... [Read more]

Dennis Dowling produces finely crafted, passive energy homes in Queenstown. What's a passive energy home? Basically, it's a good quality one. If you're looking to build a healthy, energy efficient home, then you want to find a building company like DCD. Part of my mission here at Home Style Green is to find these builders ... [Read more]

Beattie Passive is a complete system for high performance homes. I love the concept of 'a house as a system'. I also love the idea of making it simple and easy to get right, and that's exactly what Ron Beattie has done. As explained in their technical information, "The Beattie Passive system achieves superior levels of ... [Read more]

Bamboo Technologies, LLC (Bamboo Living) design and manufacture structurally certified bamboo homes. Founded in 1995, Bamboo Technologies has produced over 350 homes in Hawaii and around the world. I spoke with founder David Sands about why bamboo is sustainable and a great building material. The speed at which it grows is a key reason why bamboo is sustainable. ... [Read more]

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