The Greenest Landscape Ever

Laura and Rutherford Seydel have built EcoManor, which demonstrates healthier and resource efficient living.

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Hide CaptionShow CaptionFor starters, all of the construction debris was ground up and incorporated into the soil, rather than being trucked to the landfill.
Landscape architect Ed Castro also planned a pair of underground cisterns: one to collect rainwater for use in the home, the other to recycle the home's greywater for use in the irrigation system. The cisterns are placed under the driveway with a narrow strip left over the tanks' service ports to allow for future access should they ever need servicing or cleaning.

Get more information on the Seydel's EcoManor and LEED facts at