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ZeroEnergy Design
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Passive House Retreat
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This LEED Gold certified vacation residence located in a beautiful ocean community on the New England coast features high performance and creative use of space in a small package. ZED designed the simple, gable-roofed structure and proposed the Passive House standard. The resulting home consumes only
House is certified LEED Gold by
2010/2011, LEED Gold certification finalized December 2011.
This LEED Gold certified vacation residence located in a beautiful ocean community on the New England coast features high performance and cr
“Colour of siding white windows” — momtothreestars
William Johnson Architect
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LEED Platinum Certified Residence
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find many LEED homes with massively luxurious floor plans. Here we find ourselves at the heart of one of the LEED controversies: Some people believe that allowing a home over a certain size to pursue certification is hypocritical if the message is supposed to be about conservation. The flip side to that
can my LEED home be?Ideally, an ecologically responsible home is small and compact in form. Small houses consume less energy and require fewer resources to build. Fewer irregularities in the form mean fewer opportunities for thermal bridges, which are points in the building’s envelope or skin that make
house is LEED certified, many aspects of it will help reduce its impact. While some view this as too small of a step, others point out that at least it's a step in the right direction.
“Colors” — pianos88keys
josh wynne construction
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Power Haus Kitchen
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scoring new LEED Platinum home in the world and the most energy efficient home in the nation when I finished it a few years ago.
scoring new LEED Platinum home in the world and the most energy efficient home in the nation when I finished it a few years ago."
you a LEED homeowner? Add a photo of your house to the Comments so we can see more of the range of architectural styles and aesthetic choices in LEED homes.More: What's LEED All About, Anyway?
of the LEED rating system (as well as many other voluntary third party certifications) is that it provides a framework for this quality control check. It provides a prescribed path for builders to take, keeping them accountable to their original objectives. And it gives the clients an extra set of ve
“integrated sink. organic, but clean lines” — tresjolie60
Northern Virginia Contractor
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Natural Balance Home Builders
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LEED Platinum Home
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specific LEED certified home. Here are some key visual clues to help you understand what you're likely to see in a LEED home and with a sustainable home in general:
that some LEED certified homes will offer the best of environmental features, respect local and traditional building techniques, maintain small and compact forms that are easier to heat and cool, and push the envelope in innovative sustainable construction methods. Meanwhile, others may be the result of
credits for certification while maintaining floor plans and luxury amenities to compete with other high-end options.The range between the two can be quite large, hence the controversy. The best course of action as a prospective homeowner is to understand the background of this controversy so that you can make
“Not too big with lots of glass and contempory” — Elaine Gilliam
kimberly peck architect
Bovina House
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section of LEED or has met the high energy requirements of a state or local certification scheme. Your energy consumption rates are low relative to most other houses.
section of LEED or has met the high energy requirements of a state or local certification scheme. Your energy consumption rates are low relative to most other houses.
“ceiling” — gryffyn
GO LOGIC
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The GO Home Passive House
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closet. LEED Platinum certification; 1st Passive House–certified home in Maine, 12th certified in U.S.; USGBC Residential Project of the Year Award 2011; EcoHome Magazine Design Merit Award, 2011; TreeHugger, Best Passive House of the Year Award 2012 photo by Trent Bell
ways the certification is more rigorous than LEED certification, which is an accumulation of points earned for things like the selection of materials, the performance of the home, water conservation fixtures, the efficiency of the building shell, low-VOC paint, careful planning of the strategic structure
is also LEED Platinum certified, the highest rating.)More: Architect's Toolbox: Solar-Powered Design
“everything” — carleesierra
Joni L. Janecki & Associates, Inc.
Caterpillar House
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year. LEED Platinum certification. Photo by Joe Fletcher.
LEED house A rural home that is well integrated with its site can respond to the local natural environment and even contribute to the area's biodiversity and ecology. By using resources already in the future building footprint (for example, using excavated dirt for rammed earth walls, as in this
Can my LEED home be in the countryside? Another visual clue for understanding the look of a LEED home is its relationship with its site.A rural home that is well integrated with its site can respond to the local natural environment and even contribute to the area's biodiversity and ecology. By using resources
“Trees, wildflowers, native grasses” — ganzua
Hammer & Hand
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Karuna Passive House
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building certifications. Photo by Jeremy Bittermann.
undergone a certification process. Certification is managed by various entities all over the world. The original was the Passivhaus Institute in Germany, which is still widely regarded globally. It has many partner organizations throughout Europe. (For example, here in Italy, there is work being done to address
, and LEED for Homes Platinum! Impressive project in so many ways!
undergone a certification process. Certification is managed by various entities all over the world. The original was the Passivhaus Institute in Germany, which is still widely regarded globally. It has many partner organizations throughout Europe. (For example, here in Italy, there is work being done to address
“nice contemporary shape/finish” — June Kerby
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