Dreaming Green Eco-Fabulous Homes Designed to Inspire

For anyone with eco-friendly ideals as well as a penchant for high style, Dreaming Green showcases seventeen inspiring homes that are at once luxurious, beautiful, and fashioned inside and out with green materials, design, and details.

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Rural

An Extraordinary Experiment in green buidling, passive solar and geothermal dehumidification, plus so much more in green, rural living…

Suburban

A family home powered by photovoltaic panels, ultramodern homes built for maximum sunlight, recycled rubber roofs, and recycled scrap-metal countertops. Suburbia never looked so good…

Urban

Our own green townhouse with recycled fabrics and sustainable furniture, a paradise by the sea with solar hot water heat and soybean insulation. City life is going green…

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Welcome…
Wed, 28/04/10 – 19:14 |

Welcome to the companion site for our new book, “Dreaming Green Eco-Fabulous Homes Designed to Inspire”. Just five years ago, when our family began a top-to-bottom green renovation of a Manhattan brownstone, it seemed like a completely radical decision. Even though I’m in media and always up on the latest studies and trends, and Paul is an architect, earth-friendly design never seemed like a viable option for us. As city dwellers, it was something we associated with hippie living – picturing far-out houses with roofs made from soda cans, wind generators in the back yard and lifeless brown hemp fabrics. It took an emotional meeting at an environmental fundraiser with a couple who built an eco-friendly house after they lost a child to an environmental cancer to make us aware of the link between health and home. As parents of three growing children, we are concerned about the environmental toxins our family is exposed to every day, and we’d introduced organic produce, natural beauty products and homeopathic medicine into our home. However, we didn’t know about the lurking dangers most of us have inside our homes. It was frightening to learn that items we all have such as mattresses, cabinets and rugs, contain toxic chemicals like flame-retardants, formaldehyde, and volatile organic compounds. What’s worse is that those chemicals stay in our homes for years, off-gassing into the air we breathe and causing a host of potential problems that are being linked to diseases such as asthma, cancer and Alzheimer’s.

After that life-changing meeting, Paul and I knew that for the health of our planet and for our children, we had to go completely green. To be completely honest, though, we didn’t know exactly what that would entail; it was literally like stepping into an entirely new world. We can tell you however, that it was one of the smartest and best decisions we ever made.

The homes featured in our book are exceptional. But one day, green building will be the rule and not the exception. We hope you’ll join us in this revolutionary ideal by sharing your ideas and exploring the world of green living as we all learn how to live more healthy lives.

- Lisa Sharkey and Paul Gleicher

You can read more about our green townhouse plus 16 more urban, suburban and rural green homes in our book, “Dreaming Green”

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New York House: The Faces of Sustainable Interior Design
Tue, 5/07/11 – 17:03 |

From New York House:

Paul Gleicher, President of Gleicher Design Group

Paul Gleicher is an accredited LEED practitioner who focuses on providing alternatives to his clientele on how they can live a healthier lifestyle without compromising the look and design of their homes or building.

During the designing, Gleicher’s company shows its clients many options of materials, pushing to incorporate cabinetry with no formaldehyde, fabrics with no toxins, and counter tops with recycled glass.

Gleicher and his wife co-authored Dreaming Green, a coffee table book filled with photographs and a list of resources for making your home green.

Gleicher has redone his own house, using the green practice he preaches. He believes his home is an inspiration for clients to show its easy to renovate green without sacrificing aesthetics.

“In the future we will see an amazing interest in interior design, more so than the past decade,” Gleicher said. “The future outlook will be more focused on how clients can spend their money, wanting more bang for the buck. And focusing on their personal environment, using green technology to make their environment healthier without sacrificing the look.”

Read more: New York House – Paul Gleicher President of Gleicher Design Group

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Welcome…
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Welcome…

Welcome to the companion site for our new book, “Dreaming Green Eco-Fabulous Homes Designed to Inspire”. Just five years ago, when our family began a top-to-bottom green renovation of a Manhattan brownstone, it seemed …

re-nest: Paul and Lisa’s Green Dream Home
Wed, 28/04/10 – 19:13 | No Comment
re-nest: Paul and Lisa’s Green Dream Home

Paul and Lisa’s elegant Manhattan home is proof that going green doesn’t have to come at the expense of style. (It also proves that if you’re going to gut renovate a dilapidated 1885 Manhattan townhouse in a single year, it comes in handy when the owner is also the architect.)

Architectural Digest Home Design Show – Free Consultation with Paul Gleicher
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Architectural Digest Home Design Show – Free Consultation with Paul Gleicher

From Friday March 19th through Sunday March 21st, Paul Gleicher will be setting up shop at Pier 94, 12th avenue at 55th Street, New York City at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show and spaces are limited so sign up for a time slot when you first arrive at the show.

Our Green TownHouse Profiled on Open House NYC
Tue, 21/04/09 – 13:20 | No Comment
Our Green TownHouse Profiled on Open House NYC

On the eve of Earth Day, my husband, Paul Gleicher and I take you on a video tour of our green Manhattan townhouse. We’ll show you the tricks of our trade and hopefully inspire you to take the leap into green living Enjoy!

See Lisa & Paul’s Green Townhouse Featured on GMA Now
Wed, 14/01/09 – 20:32 | No Comment
See Lisa & Paul’s Green Townhouse Featured on GMA Now

ABC’s Sam Champion tours Lisa and Paul’s eco-friendly townhouse and Heidi Jones interviews Lisa on dreaming, building and living green. You can see it all right here.

Lisa Sharkey on Robin Radio Saturday Jan 10th 2PM!
Thu, 8/01/09 – 14:50 | No Comment
Lisa Sharkey on Robin Radio Saturday Jan 10th 2PM!

Lisa Sharkey will be on Robin Hood Radio this Saturday at 2:00 PM EST talking about her book, Dreaming Green. You can listen live by tuning in at http://www.robinhoodradio.com The broadcast will also be available …