We talked about renderings and plans for the Holy Cross Project back in August last year, but it’s now becoming a reality.  The first home is finished and Global Green plans to open it to the public this coming May.  When finished, the entire project will have four more homes and a 18-unit apartment complex — all of it low-income and green, too.  Global Green is shooting for LEED Platinum on everything and expects homes to use 75% less energy than a similar, typical building. 

Homes range in price from $120k – $150k and cost about $150k – $175k to build.  With all the energy and water efficiencies, residents should recognize annual savings of $1200 – $2400 in utility bills.

Global Green partnered with domino magazine to decorate and furnish this first model home.  Catch a sneak peak inside by watching the video below.  Domino contributor Ruthie Sommers and style director Dara Caponigro used green materials throughout to decorate and furnish the place.  They also incorporated some original, local artwork. 

Located at 409 Andry Street, between Douglass Street and the river levee, this model house will be open to the public starting May 15.  Give it a look and send pics if you’re in town …




Photo credits: Global Green USA.

Read more at WWLTV, Ecorazzi, and The Times-Picayune.