April 22 marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day. This year’s theme, “Restore Our Earth,” is altogether fitting as we emerge from the pandemic, a year in which our homes, great and small, became our refuge, our solitude—and our solace. Luxury homes, in the era of Covid-19, are more than well-appointed safe spaces: Designers and builders have taken the cutting edge of new, “eco-friendly” technologies to create and to renovate houses that embrace green architecture and green design. They are building homes with locally sourced materials and are powered by sunlight, wind, and geothermal energy. There is an array of technologies that help offset our carbon footprint, such as humidity-controlled indoor air, filtered drinking water, LED lighting, HEPA air filters, and “smart home” internet systems and controls. Herewith, we spotlight 10 of the latest eco-friendly features and a sampling of innovatively built homes that offer the ultimate in luxury and sustainable living.
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