1. Margarido House, Northern California
This home in Oakland, California, built by McDonald Construction, was the first to receive both the LEED stamp of approval and the coveted GreenPoint rating. It's also totally dreamy.
2. The GO Home, Belfast, Maine
The architecture on this home, designed by GO Logic, may be classic but its structure is about as modern as it gets. As Maine's first Passive Home, this super-house self-generates all the energy needed for heat, hot water and electricity.
3. Power Haus, Sarasota, Florida
This eco-chic dream house, built by Josh Wynne construction, is way more than just a pretty face. This baby received a minus 22 HERS index, the lowest ever recorded by Energy Star and the DOE Builder’s Challenge.
4. The Caterpillar House, Carmel, California
Low and long like its namesake, the Caterpillar House was the first LEED Platinum Custom Home of the Central Coast. Located on the Santa Lucia Preserve, we love how it mimics the rolling curves of its surrounding landscape.
5. Taliesin Mod.Fab Modular Home, Scottsdale, Arizona
This ultra-modern home pays homage to architectural giant Frank Lloyd Wright, while placing a heavy focus on sustainability. Its structural insulated panels make regulating temperatures a breeze.
Which home is your fave?