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For a house to be GOOD for the environment and not simply less bad, it is no longer enough just for it to be solidly built, it must be energy and water efficient, free of toxic materials, and be self-monitoring and regulating. The challenge for architects is to ensure that delight and comfort are not sacrificed to efficiency.
LEAFHouse's principles and goals are:
Mike Binder, Chris Cobb, Julie Gabrielli, & Dale Leidich reflect on LEAFHouse architecture.