Green Homes Forest Lake MN

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Victor Gardens by Colfax Companies
(952) 746-4380
14250 Valjean Blvd. North
Hugo, MN
Property Type
Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 4
Number of Bathrooms : 4
Builder
Colfax Companies
Community Name
Victor Gardens

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Savanna Grove Townhomes by D.R. Horton
(763) 755-5588
3302A 126th Lane NE
Blaine, MN
Property Type
Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 2
Number of Bathrooms : 2
Builder
D.R. Horton
Community Name
Savanna Grove Townhomes

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Savanna Grove by D.R. Horton
(763) 786-4422
12759 Kiska Street NE
Blaine, MN
Property Type
Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 3
Number of Bathrooms : 2
Builder
D.R. Horton
Community Name
Savanna Grove

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East Gate by Ryland Homes
(651) 327-0999
582 EastGate Parkway
Mahtomedi, MN
Property Type
Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 4
Number of Full Bathrooms : 2
Number of Half Bathrooms : 1
Builder
Ryland Homes
Community Name
East Gate

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Park View by Ryland Homes
(612) 789-0765
3802 5th Street
COLUMBIA HEIGHTS, MN
Property Type
Townhomes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 3
Number of Full Bathrooms : 2
Number of Half Bathrooms : 1
Builder
Ryland Homes
Community Name
Park View

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Legacy Creek by D.R. Horton
(763) 784-8821
3525 125th Lane NE
Blaine, MN
Property Type
Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 3
Builder
D.R. Horton
Community Name
Legacy Creek

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Crown Woods At The Lakes by Ryland Homes
(763) 205-3471
3518 124th Circle NE
Blaine, MN
Property Type
Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 3
Number of Bathrooms : 2
Builder
Ryland Homes
Community Name
Crown Woods At The Lakes

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The Lakes by Ryland Homes
(763) 205-3471
3518 124th Circle NE
Blaine, MN
Property Type
Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 3
Number of Bathrooms : 2
Builder
Ryland Homes
Community Name
The Lakes

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Red Oak Preserve by Ryland Homes
(651) 207-6694
4939 Hamlet Way N
Oakdale, MN
Property Type
Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 4
Number of Bathrooms : 1
Builder
Ryland Homes
Community Name
Red Oak Preserve

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Victor Gardens by Colfax Companies
(952) 746-4380
14250 Valjean Blvd. North
Hugo, MN
Property Type
Single Family Homes
General Information
Number of Bedrooms : 4
Number of Bathrooms : 4
Builder
Colfax Companies
Community Name
Victor Gardens

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A House as a System

House as a System

Green doesn't have to be expensive to build, nor does it have to look "different". It can be designed in any style, or any shape. The main focus of green building is to provide benefits to the occupants. A green building is a building that is designed, constructed, and operated utilizing a whole-system design approach, with the goal of enhancing the overall environmental performance of the building and the site on which it sits. 

Our built environment is changing the world significantly. Many of the homes built today consume an inordinate amount of natural resources and energy; building contribute over 40 percent of the total greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, more than either industry or transportation alone. Green building is a systematic approach that covers every step of design and construction from land use and site planning to materials selection, energy efficiency and indoor air quality. At its most basic, green building is a tripod of three interrelated goals:

Energy Effect - the cornerstone of any green building project. A well-designed and green-built home consumes as little energy as possible and uses renewable resources of energy whenever possible. Lower energy use not only saves homeowners money but also has broader societal benefits, including:

fewer disruptions in energy supplies better air quality reduced global climate change

Conservation of Natural Resources - There are great varieties of effective building strat...

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