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Unseen Green
Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Unseen Green

This South Carolina home, with its shiplap walls, painted wood floors, and antique light fixtures, shows that you can build both green and traditional. Most of the home’s Earth-friendly aspects hide behind its walls. The building team utilized the “envelope method” of construction, insulating and mildly conditioning the attic and crawlspaces so that mechanical systems and ductwork aren’t exposed to extreme temperatures.

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