The green movement is here to stay. Not just because it’s become a campaign platform for many an elected official, but also because many citizens want to live in places that feel healthy, use less energy, and offer a better way of life. Home builders and developers are quickly realizing that thinking and planning sustainable--at both the house and community level--is not just good for the earth, but good for business. But it helps to have some successful models to use as benchmarks. Click the pins on the map below to see 10 places worth visiting for ideas:

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Learn more about markets featured in this article: Austin, TX, Portland, OR, Chicago, IL, Seattle, WA, Atlanta, GA.