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Houzz Tour: Platinum-Rating Hopes for a Sterling Modern Home
Efficiency takes an artful form in a minimalist San Francisco home furnished with iconic and custom pieces
Houzz Tour: Sea Ranch Gets a New LEED Platinum Neighbor
Houzz Tour: A LEED Platinum Home With Farmhouse Style
Equally charming and efficient, this pad in upstate New York houses a dance studio, a music room and plenty of warm, inviting living space
Houzz Tour: Small Changes Earn a Top Green Rating
Remodeling for energy efficiency and sustainability within a quaint town's codes wins LEED platinum certification for a midcentury home
"wins LEED platinum certification for a midcentury home... first LEED platinum-certified house in Carmel.... this is a platinum build. It's stylish and works, but I suspect it wouldn't translate... but wins PLATINUM certification. LEED is notorious for glass wall buildings that are... that LEED Platinum recognition is demanding. These folks wanted a place to dine outside..."
My Houzz: A Master’s Design Goes Green and Universal
Adapting $500 house plans in Pittsburgh leads to planned Platinum LEED certification and better accessibility for one of the owners
"planned Platinum LEED certification and better accessibility for one of the owners... hoped for Platinum LEED rating. They also made some universal design modifications to... house LEED Platinum and did it for about $140/sq-ft. For a homeowner to build to that... get a "platinum" rating. Nancy Herring is correct, why should you not make Universal... to LEED platinum status. Good for them! I love the reference to the stacks of "house..."
Houzz Tour: High-End Luxury, Highest Ecofriendly Rating in California
Solar panels and energy savers let this posh LEED Platinum home produce as much energy as it consumes
"posh LEED Platinum home produce as much energy as it consumes... first LEED Platinum-certified homes in the area. Designers and architects John Maienza... it's LEED Platinum--it's a perfect house. I hope McMansion builders will see that luxury... for LEED Platinum certification, Maienza and Wilson had to make sure all the tropical..."
My Houzz: Super Efficiency and Serenity Near the Florida Surf
It can withstand a hurricane and earned LEED Platinum certification, but this island home knows how to chill too
Houzz Tour: A Self-Sufficient Farmhouse With a Sheep-Pasture Roof
LEED Platinum certification and a soil-covered top make this pastoral Virginia home green in more ways than one
"LEED Platinum certification and a soil-covered top make this pastoral Virginia home... and Leed Platinum homes designed by increasingly energy efficiency knowledgeable architects... and LEED Platinum. It can be heated on the coldest of winter nights with the energy... and LEED Platinum certification in November 2013, Earthship Farmstead is a house with..."
Meet a High-Tech Home That Monitors Itself
Energy vampires have nowhere to hide in this LEED Platinum home, as energy efficient as it is architecturally beautiful
AIASF Marin Home Tour: The Hillside House
Houzz Tour: Outstanding Ecofriendliness With a Contemporary Bent
An abandoned home in Quebec sees a major turnaround, thanks to its owners' green principles and fresh design style
Houzz Tour: Rustic Cabin With Dive-In Pond
Set on 22 acres and with as many modern comforts as rugged trails, this Montana home is an outdoor lover's paradise
What's LEED All About, Anyway?
If you're looking for a sustainable, energy-efficient home, look into LEED certification. Learn about the program and its rating system here
"4 LEED Platinum homes and I have 4 registered, awaiting certification as Platinum... scoring LEED Platinum home in existence. I am the recipient of an EVHA award and I won the... away from Platinum. Then we changed siding materials and picked up several more points... a LEED Platinum home in our area when it was for sale only to find it had an elevator... gold and platinum—house is not quite finished), yet without the actual certification..."
Modern Iconography: The Butterfly Roof
Houzz Tour: Open Living in the Arizona Desert
Spectacular surroundings drove the design for this warm, contemporary, open-plan home north of Scottsdale