austin-waterfront-home.jpgLong known for its save-the-planet ways, Austin, TX continues to be a national leader in producing eco-friendly homes.

More than 20 percent of homes built in the Austin Energy service area now are being rated green by a city program.

“Even with the downturn, we’re still rating a lot of homes,” says Richard Morgan, Austin Energy’s green building manager.

Worth noting is the number of green-certified homes built in Austin by production builders.

(Read more in the Austin-American Statesman)

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