This Grand Award winner in the 2009 Design Awards transformed a 50-year-old house into a sustainable home filled with natural light.
The house has a durable Galvalume (http://www.steelroofing.com) steel roof. Green outdoor elements include a rain barrel, permeable pavers and a no-mow landscape.
Sustainable features of this remodel include passive heating/cooling, duct work in conditioned space with all ducting and piping sealed, Energy Star (http://www.energystar.gov) appliances, LED and fluorescent lighting, low VOC finishes, and FSC certified framing components and hardwood.
The floor on the main level, as shown in this photo of the open living/dining/kitchen area, is polished concrete with in-floor heating.