The first LEED Platinum house has landed in Newport Beach CA, if you’re in the area, stop by to check it out:
From their announcement:
Tour the newest LivingHome, in Newport Beach. This is the first LivingHome designed by KieranTimberlake, the 2008 AIA Firm of the Year, and it recently received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification from the United States Green Building Council, the first home in Newport Beach to achieve this rating.
This home was designed according to the “Z6” environmental goals LivingHomes strives to achieve: zero energy, zero water, zero indoor emissions, zero waste, zero carbon, and zero ignorance. The LivingHome features recycled steel and timber-efficient engineered lumber; a central vacuum system, and mini-duct air distribution and ventilation systems that help improve indoor air quality; bio-composite wood siding, recycled glass tiles, blown-in insulation, and high performance windows with recycled frames; photovoltaics to create power; and water-saving features, such as low-flow water fixtures and dual flush toilets, and integrated grey-water system.
These are all features that Cascade Built uses and continues to integrate into its projects when and where appropriate. Harder to get the solar PV to pencil at 48 degrees latitude, but all the rest are regular sustainable options on our homes.« Previous Story Next Story: Cascade Built in Seattle Magazine