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Modus Green Living

Green Aspirations Personal goals are best for planning truly efficient living spaces. / by John C. Stevenson

“We approach each house as a blank slate,” Johnston says. “From our point of view, we inform our clients about these three principles and they kind of guide the level of the priorities, but we like to incorporate a discussion about each of those three broad topics with each of our clients.”



If good citizenship begins at home, then it makes sense that so many are considering ways to enable their homes to use energy more efficiently, cutting costs and protecting natural resources. Homeowners for years have turned locally to Johnston Design Group, founded by Scott Johnston, to help construct efficient homes from scratch or to update existing homes so they operate more efficiently. Johnston believes green construction is guided by three principles: • Health and wellbeing • O verall efficiency of the home and its sustainability over time • Changing circumstances of the homeowner

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