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Eco-Home is an on-going living research center that demonstrates ecological living in an urban environment. The Eco-Home is a restored and retrofitted California style bungalow, circa 1911 that shows us how simple but wise property improvements can make your home warm, friendly yet environmentally sound and healthy. This historic home incorporates solar hot water heating, photovoltaic panels, ultra low flow water systems and other energy and water conservation measures. This "pioneering" home has hosted over 10,000 guests since opening it's doors to the public in 1988.


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References:

Desimone, Livio D and Frank Popoff. Eco-Efficiency: The Business Link to Sustainable Development. MIT Press. Cambridge, MA. 2000.

von Weizsacker, E.U., A.B. Lovins and L.H. Lovins. Factor Four: Doubling Wealth, Halving Resource Use. Earthscan/Rocky Mountain Institute. London, UK. 1997.


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Pattern Index

A Conservation Economy

Social Capital

Fundamental Needs

Subsistence Rights

Shelter For All

Health

Access To Knowledge

Community

Social Equity

Security

Cultural Diversity

Cultural Preservation

Sense Of Place

Beauty And Play

Just Transitions

Civic Society

Natural Capital

Ecological Land-Use

Connected Wildlands

Core Reserves

Wildlife Corridors

Buffer Zones

Productive Rural Areas

Sustainable Agriculture

Sustainable Forestry

Sustainable Fisheries

Ecotourism

Compact Towns And Cities

Human-Scale Neighborhoods

Green Building

Transit Access

Ecological Infrastructure

Urban Growth Boundaries

Ecosystem Services

Watershed Services

Soil Services

Climate Services

Biodiversity

Economic Capital

Household Economies

Green Business

Long-Term Profitability

Community Benefit

Green Procurement

Renewable Energy

Sustainable Materials Cycles

Resource Efficiency

Waste As Resource

Product As Service

Local Economies

Value-Added Production

Rural-Urban Linkages

Local Assets

Bioregional Economies

Fair Trade

True Cost Pricing

Product Labeling