This past Friday The Oregonian
http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2009/11/misery_manor_offers_super_effi.html featured a new home near where I live in the Skyline Blvd. NW Portland. The owner a consultant on green building and sustainability Scott Lewis is building their dream home using local materials and as much recycled and reused materials. There are some important developments that they are not using such as hydrogen power but the economic incentives currently offered in the stimulus package makes this venture an attractive endeavor!