Near the South Carolina shore, one couple built an eco-friendly home with the traditional look they love.
Architect Joel Newman’s design called for a small footprint to preserve specimen trees on the compact lot. Then Genesis Construction came in to build the house according to sustainable guidelines outlined by EarthCraft House, a green building program that addresses resource-efficient design, site planning, indoor air quality, and energy-efficient building techniques and materials. “The benefits aren’t just that we’re being good to the environment,” says Bill Mischler, president of Genesis Construction. “They spill over into things like quiet spaces, lower energy bills, and healthy air.”