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Luxury in Harmony with Nature

Green Leaders

By Harold Bubil

A Sarasota builder did not set out to build the greenest house in the state when it was hired by a Siesta Key woman for an extensive remodeling project. It just worked out that way.

MyGreenBuildings, which already had built the state's second-greenest house, according to the Florida Green Building Coalition, two years ago, took the top spot with a house that company co-founder Steve Ellis calls "Siesta Key Zen." He tries to dispel the "myth" that a green house has to look industrial. "This is more of a 'Saks Fifth Avenue' green home, as she referred to it," said Ellis. "This is what I think people are looking for. They don't want to give up high style. Not only did we manage to create a really beautiful structure, but we did it all-the-way green. There is something to be said for that." Read Full Article >>

Sarasota Herald Tribune - February 2009