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South Park Creators Show Off Their Sustainably Built Manse

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We knew South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone were into weaving green themes into story lines, but who knew they were also into doing it with their own homes?

The duo recently opened up their Colorado getaway retreat to Steamboat Today and offered readers a look at where they like to unwind with their families. While the home is clearly massive, it was built by a firm, Trilogy Partners, specializing in sustainable construction and features a variety of green themes we’re happy to see included. Highlights include exterior siding and interior flooring of reclaimed wood, recycled carpeting, high-efficiency boiler systems, energy-efficient insulation and in-floor, and radiant heating that can be shut off in unoccupied zones. The beams supporting the ceilings were reclaimed from a railroad trestle that once spanned the Great Salt Lake.

Unfortunately, as this home probably sits vacant most of the time, its arguably a waste of resources. How much goes into heating and lighting a vacant home? Vacation retreats, especially as large as this one, should not be labeled as green beyond the nature of their construction. After that, they’re yet another excess that’s not helping to reign in human impact on the planet.

On the plus side, Trey and Matt used the same builders for their home in Hawaii, so at least they’re consistent in building green. More pics available over at Steamboat Today.

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