Gallery: SEED House Brings Green Home Building To Los Angeles’ Lower-In...

As a model of ecologically and economically sustainable housing, the SEED House integrates relatively inexpensive “green” features into a modest Southern California residential building. Light colored roofing and siding reflect solar energy, and along with radiant barrier-backed plywood roof sheathing minimize heat gain. Three foot roof overhangs shade walls and windows more effectively, and a double-ply felt backing helps seal the roof surface, increasing indoor air quality.

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