Live Green, Live Smart just received Platinum certification on one of their green home projects, The Sustainable House. The Sustainable House is a remodeled, 1948 rambler that’s been converted to one of the greenest homes in the United States. And they were kind enough to document all the details with a construction diary of the process and before/after photos, too (view below).
The Sustainable House has a slew of green features that will one day be common in every abode: energy-efficient appliances, CFLs, natural Quartz countertops, Aquia dual-flush toilets, fly ash cement where used, four 130 feet closed-loop wells for geothermal energy, greywater system, super insulation, passive solar, photovoltaic panels, solar hot water system, Solatubes, and triple-glazed argon windows, to name a few.
So, the question is, to what extent are we going to see people following in Live Green, Live Smart’s footsteps with green remodels? I have a feeling that the current state of the economy will be an impetus to greater investment in remodels and rehabs. Thoughts?