Building Green

Sustainable construction is on the rise in Wine Country, as residents and entrepreneurs work to preserve the area’s timeless beauty.

rd_bardessono_0904_335In 1905, author Jack London established Beauty Ranch in Glen Ellen, an early (albeit failed) attempt at sustainable agriculture. This type of environmentally conscious thinking continues to resonate with Napa and Sonoma Valley residents today. With an expanding list of professionals specializing in green building, it’s easy for everyone to be part of the solution. Plus, with so much talent in the area, there’s no need to sacrifice form for function. Skeptical? Check out a handful of Wine Country’s ever-growing pool of eco-friendly structures, from hotels and wineries to a school. Then, go pay them a visit. You’ll surely be enlightened.

Click to read full story in Napa Sonoma Magazine. 

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