Bringing Home the Green (Pasadena Star News)

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By Emanuel Parker

PASADENA – Whenever you rehab, replace something or make an addition to your home, it’s an opportunity to go green.

That was the message Thursday at a city-sponsored workshop, Greening Your House Part II, at the Art Center College of Design.

About 70 people attended the two-hour workshop and learned how to reduce a home’s energy and water usage via window replacement, increased insulation, use of shade trees, solar orientation of the home, use of solar energy, gray water and rainwater catchment systems.

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