Green Index

A guide to the energy-efficient and environmentally friendly elements of our DreamHome.


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To meet sustainability requirements, John Jay Landscape Development of Katonah preserved the original architectural footprint of the home’s natural surrounding and planted as many native plants, e.g. boxwoods and various spirea species, that adapt well to changing soil conditions and require little water and maintenance. Compost and natural organic fertilizers were used when putting down sod.





landscape lighting

LED bulbs used in the fabulous outdoor lighting fixtures from Design Lighting by Marks last three times longer and use 50 percent less electricity than conventional light bulbs. Moreover, all installed fixtures are designed to accommodate future, more environmentally-friendly technology when it becomes available.



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