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Maura McCarthy
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Maura McCarthy co-founded Blu Homes because of a deep interest in reducing the carbon footprint of American homes, and making home buying a more fun and convenient experience. Maura is a board member of The Capital Network, a nonprofit focused on providing mentorship and financing help to startup entrepreneurs, and is a board observer on ISIS, the leading provider of active apparel focused solely on women. She is also a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and the Renewable Energy Business Network. Maura, who received a BA from Georgetown University, has generated national and local media attention for her pioneering work with Blu, including a recent profile in Forbes magazine.

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Rethink, Recycle, Rebuild: How Deconstructing a Home Makes Environmental and Economic Sense

(3) Comments | Posted September 5, 2013 | 2:52 PM

Recently, Blu Homes has been approached by several clients who were interested in tearing down decrepit homes and rebuilding a Blu home in that house's place. Although the existing homes were suffering from too many structural issues to renovate efficiently, we knew there had to be a green...

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The Breezehouse, By Blu Homes, Makes Its East Coast Debut

(6) Comments | Posted January 26, 2013 | 8:33 AM

The Breezehouse, A West Coast Icon, Makes its East Coast Debut in the Hudson Valley today and tomorrow, January 26th and 27th. The East Coast will have an opportunity to experience firsthand what the West Coast has been able to see for years when Blu Homes hosts the...

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Big Ideas in Design From Sunset Magazine: Our Favorites, and Why We Need Them

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2012 | 5:07 PM

For 14 years, Sunset magazine has annually chosen an "Idea House" to showcase to the world. From the latest in green technology and beautiful design to exquisite uses of tiny spaces, these homes represent the very latest and most breathtaking that can be found anywhere. This year, I am so...

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Inspiration From the Driver's Seat

(0) Comments | Posted January 17, 2012 | 5:01 PM

Green housing for a boarding school's faculty. A family compound of lakeside homes. A wall of windows to take advantage of a remarkable vista. I am impressed daily at the many interesting ways our clients are finding to make our houses suit their varied lifestyles, locations and professions.

Throughout...

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A Home for the Holidays

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2011 | 2:05 PM

It's no surprise that so many holiday songs praise it and pine after it. Home, we're reminded again and again, is at the heart of the season that's now just around the corner. From giving thanks in November to eight nights of light in December, 'tis the season to create...

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