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The New Solar Home by Stephen Snyder and Dave Bonta, 2009
Featuring Florence Lofts
"Authors Dave Bonta and Stephen Snyder of USA Solar Stores illustrate exceptional homes that are groundbreaking not only in their use of renewable energy but also in their commitment to recycling and repurposing materials used in construction and reducing the impact on the surrounding environment through sensitive building methods. With details on why these homeowners decided to go solar and how having a solar home can save money in the long run, these solar beauties are sure to inspire homeowners to create or remodel their own solar sanctuaries." (more info)

Ibis in the news

City of Sebastopol Approves First-ever Graywater System
City of Sebastopol press release, December 9, 2005 (pdf)

First Graywater System in Sebastopol:
900 Gallons a Week to be Recycled for Landscaping
North Bay Report, KCRB Radio Interview, Santa Rosa, December 2005 (mp3)

Clean House:
Ensuring That a Dream Home is Also a Green Home
Bohemian, December 22, 2007 (link)

Sustainability in Sebastopol
Radio Interview
The Progressive News with John Scott, KKGN-AM ("Green 960"), February 20, 2008 (mp3)

Lofty Ideals
Green Design, Partnerships at Heart of Downtown Lofts
Sonoma West Times & News, By David Abbott (link)

Sebastopol Lofts a Brighter Green
Live-work Units Use Sun, Rainwater for Power, Irrigation, Cooling
The Press Democrat, By Robert Digitale, February 21, 2008 (link)

High Above It
New Green Complex is Like a Living Organism for Grownups
Bohemian.com, By Gianna de Persils Vona, February 27, 2008 (link)

LEED Gold Eco-friendly Live/Work Townhomes in Sebastopol, CA
InHabitat Article
Inhabitat.com, By Evelyn Lee, April 15, 2008 (link)

Lofty Goal
Mixed-Use Development Encourages Sustainable Living
Eco Structure, By Jim Schneider, April, 2008 (pdf)

Green Live/Work Units Sell Slowly But Surely
Web Journal
Professional Builder, By Susan Bady, May, 2008 (pdf)

Achieving Sustainability
Lofty Goals
Builder; The Information Source for the Home Building Industry, By Rich Binsacca, June 16, 2008 (link)

Movin' On Up
Condos Get a Green Makeover
E Magazine; House & Home, By Hal Brown, July/August 2008 (pdf)

Green: Florence Lofts, Sebastopol
Live-work Project Incorporates Extensive Environmental Innovations
North Bay Business Journal, Top Projects in the North Bay, By Gary Quackenbush, Monday, December 15, 2008 (link)

Press Releases

Environmentally Friendly Live/Work Abodes in Sebastopol:
Sustainably Designed Professional Work Environment and Living Space
September 5, 2007 (pdf)

Sebastopol’s New Environmentally Friendly Townhomes
Set New Standards for Water Conservation:
Water Preservation as a Way of Life
August 14, 2007 (pdf)

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