Green Homes Santa Fe

What makes a home Green? Standards vary, but the soft definition is that a Green home, from how it is built, to how it is heated, cooled and maintained, should conserve energy and water and avoid or limit the use and generation of toxic materials. Zero Energy Building or Zero Net Energy Building (ZNE) has […]

5005 Agua Fria Park Rd

MLS INFO Lush, organic gardens surround this pleasant, solar home on 2 peaceful acres minutes from the 599 & shopping. Dwelling & grounds reflect the values & spirit of its environmentally-attuned community. It’s a place where we feel connected, say current owners, [Where we] can ask for help, borrow a tool, receive surplus eggs from […]

Dove Ranch

With Breathtaking views of the Brazos, this serene, secluded, high mountain ranch is a slice of paradise in the lap of the Chama region’s recreational bounty. Snug and sweet country home w/deep terrace offers a front row seat for Nature’s grand display of soaring hawks, bald eagles, elk, deer, wild turkeys and more. A valley […]

Santa Fe Green Scene: Hempcrete for Housing?

A home made of hempcrete –a mixture of lime, water and industrial hemp– is the most recent bit of brilliance I’ve found in my ongoing scan for creative housing ideas. Known by various trade names, including Hemcrete®, Isochanvreis, Canosmose, and Canobiote, the substance is durable, waterproof, fireproof, insect and rot resistant. Significantly, it is also […]