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Q&A: Amory Lovins On Living Green

Amory Lovins was a green guru long before it was fashionable—he’s been holding forth on energy efficiency and alternative power from his Rocky Mountain Institute for decades. His 380-square-meter home (about 4,000 square feet), nestled in Snowmass Creek Valley, Colo., doubles as RMI’s headquarters. It is a model of energy efficiency. A sun-filled indoor greenhouse acts as the home’s furnace, generating heat that can be stored and used months later. Appliances were selected for their efficiency, like the refrigerator that uses 8 percent of the energy of a conventional fridge. There’s even a draftproof doggy door. Take a tour below.

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