- A smaller world.
- Solar carbon payback.
- Shades of using greywater.
- LEED's latest overhaul: itself.
- Requirements, choices, and carrots.
- Are green roofs worth the expense?
- Boulder County eases green building rules.
- Rewards make green building worth effort.
- Durability = top green product attribute.
- Green buildings to save $500B by 2030?
Three of the six homes at Madison Street just received LEED Platinum certification, making them the first Platinum certified homes in Tennessee. Developed and designed by Christian Rushing and built by Collier Construction, this modern green project recently received the award of Green Development of the Year by the American Planning Association's Tennessee Chapter. Rushing says it doesn't cost more to build green, it just requires better decisions and smarter skills. Here are a few of the homes' green features:
This is a guest contribution from Deborah Cameron, a designer / project manager who was on the design team for Cave Avenue Homes. Deborah also lives in this co-op community.
In Banff National Park in Western Alberta lies a 19-unit residential housing project called Cave Avenue Co-operative Homes. Cave Avenue was designed by one of the most prestigious architectural firms in North America, William McDonough + Partners. Completed in 2005, the project was built to LEED Silver certification. Cave Avenue has a light footprint with some of the following sustainable features: