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Luxury and Green: 8 Eco-Friendly Homes That Embody the Earth Day Spirit

Properties across the U.S. that exemplify sustainable living and don’t sacrifice luxury or style

April 22 is the 47th annual celebration of Earth Day, when people worldwide raise awareness for preserving the environment.

Many within the real estate industry have joined the effort to protect the planet for future generations. The United States Green Building Council has devised a rating system—Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)—to evaluate the environmental performance of a building and encourage developers to apply sustainable designs.

From solar panels to wind turbines to high-efficiency lighting to sustainable materials, homebuyers are increasingly being offered eco-friendly features.

2712 Broadway St, San Francisco, California

Listing Price: $40 million 

This $40 million property in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights is applying for LEED Platium certification.

The $40 million property didn’t only set new heights in terms of price—listing records show it is more expensive than any house currently on the market in San Francisco—but it’s also made a mark with its eco-friendliness. The home features solar heat and power, a rainwater collection system that stores up to 5,100 gallons of water underground, double-paned windows and closed-cell foam insulation, which keeps water and air out. This newly built seven-bedroom, 12-bathroom house also boasts sweeping views of the city thanks to its floor-to-ceiling windows.

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