New York Times on Real Estate: Not the Green Issue

Reading the New York Times Magazine section on Real Estate was frustrating, everything is so big, so expensive, so excessive. It was with relief that we found two items worth reporting: How to Build a Low-PVC, Reduced-Plastic, Polar-Bear-Sensitive House where Tony Grassi, a former chair of the Nature Conservancy built a very green and low- PVC house- (click on picture to enlarge) It was impossible to go completely chemical free but they manage to avoid formaldehyde, copper plumbing (copper mining produces arsenic) and PBDE flame retardants. There was also a brief article on Prefabs With a Modernist Sensibility" ::New York Times

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