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Top-to-Bottom Green: Berkeley, CA

As a design/build architect and remodeling specialist, Maurice Levitch of Levitch Associates had always helped clients select design elements and materials based on economic factors and aesthetics. Recently, the combination of a client’s request that he learn more about sustainable building and an employee’s suggestion that he get certified as a green builder prompted Levitch to take a closer look at green building philosophies and methods.
Coincidentally, Levitch and his wife Ruth were starting to remodel their 1923 home, where they had lived since 1993. The Levitches remodeled the structure and added a second floor, expanding the house to 3,000 square feet. Levitch’s growing knowledge of green building inspired him to incorporate in his own home many strategies and materials that are healthy and that save energy and natural resources. 
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