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Best Green Houses


Sun and Shape, Poetry and Patina: The Copper House offers a glimpse of what sustainability could look and feel like.

Della Valle Bernheimer
March 2010

By David Sokol

The Copper House
Photo © Richard Barnes
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Of all the discussions that take place on the Internet, the conversations that amend GreenSource’s online stories may be some of the most constructive. Readers are genuinely committed to sustainable buildings, and they generously share their insights in the comments to advance the conversation around green design and encourage their colleagues to produce ever more sustainable work. But, according to the threads that appear every month—discounting a bit of vitriol disproportionate to the editorial content, a trapping of digital-age anonymity—readers frequently question what, exactly, makes some of these houses the “best”?

The Copper House, a weekend home located in the Hudson Valley that architect Andy Bernheimer, AIA, and his firm Della Valle Bernheimer, designed for Bernheimer’s family illustrates one integral criterion at work…


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