7 Sustainable Building Designs And Materials For A Greener Home (PHOTOS)

09/21/2010 08:20 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Alden Wicker Freelance journalist and blogger on the sustainable lifestyle in New York City.

The modern home builder has a bevy of options for building a sustainable, low-energy, non-toxic building. From hemp, to corn cobs, to old tires, to smart design, we've rounded up some of the best ideas in green design for the home.

These ideas aren't mutually exclusive. Builders pull from a wide variety of sources to create the perfect house of recycled materials, self-sustaining systems, and attractive design. Now if we could only get people to stop building those McMansions...

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