L.A. Weekly has a package of stories on green building that, in the words of editor Linda Immediato, "DOESN’T involve tear-downs, massive square footage homes and insane water-intensive landscaping." Huzzah for that!

The lead piece is "Green Without Envy," about the many ways existing homes can be added to, tweaked, or remodeled — instead of torn down — to increase their green-friendliness.

Also check out similarly sensible articles on lawns, floors, and individual rooms, as well as a piece on the shortcomings of LEED and another one on, er, re-using a Boeing 747 as a house.

Good stuff.

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