Our Green House Products Not Used Green Building Sites Green Products Completed Zelonedom Search



Find an Architect

Find a Green Builder

Find a Landscape

Interior Design & the Final  

      Look of Zelonedom

The Foundation

The Floor Slab

Drywall & Paint


Fresh, Healthy Indoor Air


Heating System -- Radiant
Energy Use: It's More than

     Heating Our Home

Electricity and Appliances


Framing-Walls & Wood

Framing - The Roof

Greenhouse for Heat &

      Food Production

Insulation ... Make it Tight

Initial Landscape Work

Initial Site Work

Landscaping During

Paint & Drywall

Pervious Concrete Driveway


Recycling Construction
Waste ...Zero Waste

Septic Systems ... Nothing
Very Green Here

Solar Electric System

Solar Water Feature

Water Proofing the Walls
Mold Discussion

Plumbing & Saving Water


Series of Pictures of How the House/Site Looks During Construction


So, you’re an environmentalist, you want to build your dream home.  You’ve heard a bit about environmentally friendly construction ... enough to be dangerous.  That's where Chris and Sam Garst were in the fall of 2004, as we put a down payment on a lot to build our green/dream home.

After traveling for 9 months, exploring America's wild places, we wanted to settle in a home that left a small foot print on our planet, e.g. did not contribute to global warming, conserved water resources, made the most of sustainable materials, pushed the envelope on architectural design, and products, and finally, allowed us to grow our own food.  

We've named our home Zelonedom, which is a phonetic English spelling of the Polish word for green home.

Start your Exploration Here for Our  Environmentally Friendly, Green Home

The links at the top takes you to a number of links and sites on Green Buildings, while the side bar provides links to the pages that discuss the various components of our environmentally friendly home. These links discuss the science and technologies that contributes to a green home and that makes a green home also a quality built home.

So how did we do?

We have received Energy Star Certification for Zelonedom.  We were the first 5-Star BuiltGreen home in our county, exceeding the threshold for the top rating by 55%. We are preparing the paperwork for LEED-H Certification. 

We dramatically reduced construction waste, extensively used recycled content products, have installed state of the art energy and water conservation features, and ended with a home that, in our opinion, achieves  a major WOW factor for architectural and interior design.

It's been a journey and hopefully, this site will inspire you to make your building or remodeling product more environmentally sensitive.  Frankly, we'd like you to push the envelop even further and make your project greener than ours.  The technology is there, all that is needed is the will and open mind to put it all together.

Remember a GreenBuilt Home is a Quality Built Home !!


We welcome your comments on this site.
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