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Aug 11, 2010 6:51 PM by MIKE MAGNOLI

Lafayette House Is "Green," First of It's Kind In Southeast U.S.

Now a story you might find on HGTV or read about in Architectural Digest.  A house right here in Lafayette that is the first of it's kind in the Southeast.

 When you think of "go green houses" you probably think states like California, maybe Arizona- where the earthy crunchy reside.  But on Whittington Drive, there's what's called a "Passive House."  That's a term architects use to classify how much energy a home uses.  And in this case, not much at all.  The designer of the house is a UL professor of architecture. 

Originally, the house wasn't supposed to be a house at all, but a fence.  The professor wanted to make an enclosed play area for his children, but the project went in a much more dynamic direction.
The house is highly efficient, low on energy and all the construction materials are eco-friendly.

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