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|Local Home Takes Sustainable Living To The Next Level- Sierra Sun 01/17/06|
The home of Jonathan and O'Malley Stoumen encompasses sustainable design and architecture unlike any other in the Truckee-Tahoe area.
Jon Stoumen, a part-time Truckee resident, designed and is building the 3,000-square-foot home on the west shore of Donner Lake that is at once comfortably modern and unabashedly eco-friendly. Stoumen's home takes green building to the next level by merging highly efficient materials and design.
|Going green from 'top to bottom'|
TRPA awards Tahoe City home as best in Tahoe Basin
It was the overall "green" composition and principles of the home - from the recycled-glass tiles that accentuate the kitchen walls and the blown-in soy insulation to reusing the wood from a torn-down structure - that prompted the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency to give the 2,600-square-foot residence the "Best in the Basin" award for green building.
Going green from 'top to bottom'
|Home Built With Earth Friendly Materials - Tahoe Daily Tribune 12/07/05|
Most of us face a choice every day that impacts the environment. Paper or plastic? Drive alone or carpool? Organic produce or conventional?
Now two guys have built an entire house in Meyers based on their best answers to these questions.
The new 2,600-square-foot home on Hekpa Drive looks like your typical million-dollar Tahoe charmer from the outside, but inside it's arguably one of the healthiest and environmentally conscious homes on the market.
|Energy Efficiency In Incline Village (NLT Bonanza 01/18/06)|
While the rising costs of fossil fuels has upped many Incline residents' electrical and gas bills, some home and businesses owners are moving away from fossil fuel dependency. They say their efforts, while often initially more costly, reap economic benefits in the long run.
Comparatively, Incline residents Ben and Margaret Solomon, who own a home with multiple solar energy components on Lucille Drive, said they pay only $450 per year for gas and electricity combined