You don’t have to look far to find a home that has been repurposed.
The American Association of Realtors has listed about 20 examples of what it calls “green” and “green-reclaimed” homes.
The organizations website offers a wealth of information on the subject.
Here are some key points on green and reclaimed homes: Green and reclaimed houses can be built with either recycled materials or materials that are made with green or reclaimed materials.
Reclaimed houses are built in a green-recovery building that’s connected to the local community and is designed to reuse resources from the building.
For example, they can use reclaimed materials for roofs and windows, or they can build reclaimed windows or doors.
They can also use reclaimed material for the exterior walls.
Green houses may be built in any of several types of construction.
They include: Passive-thermal systems, which use energy generated from sunlight to heat the house and provide the energy to run the heating and air conditioning systems.
They are typically built in wood-burning or biomass-powered systems.