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May 4, 2012

Green Homes Here to Stay as Demand for Energy Efficiency Grows

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Rad Rammed Earth

11645 Alder Hill Rd, Truckee CA (below)

For sale: $2,750,000

Although building a home out of rammed earth is a recognized green practice, it's by no means new. Homes with thick, earthen walls have dated back thousands of years and are long recognized as a sustainable and energy-efficient way to construct a home. Despite the more ancient technique of construction, this Truckee home for sale is by no means outdated. The house features a gourmet kitchen, geo-thermal fired heating system, as well as a planted roof and lawn with a robot mower.

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