LEED Platinum for Rowhouse Rehab?

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Southern Liberties, LLC, recently completed a massive overhaul of this Philadelphia rowhouse and documented the process on the blog, Building Green on Montrose.  The 100-year old, 1,850 square foot home now has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, and the owners hope to obtain LEED Platinum certification for their efforts.  It’s listed for sale at $565,000 and incorporates some of the following green strategies:

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  • Vegetated green roof;
  • Salvage of part / deconstruction of the rest of the original structure;
  • Waste recycling during construction;
  • FSC Certified woods used throughout;
  • Recycled content metals used throughout;
  • Pervious paving and rain water catchment system;
  • High efficiency HVAC system;
  • Energy-efficient windows placed to allow natural lighting;
  • Zero VOC paints and stains, no carpet;
  • Efficient spray foam insulation used on exterior walls; and
  • Low-flow fixtures and Energy Star appliances.

And if you want to know more specifics, give the Building Green on Montrose blog a read.  1536 Montrose Street will be showing during an open house on August 23, 2009, so if you’re in the neighborhood and the home isn’t already sold, go check it out.

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First noticed at Re-nest.

Photo credits: Building Green on Montrose.


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  • http://mportlandhomes.com/ M Realty

    Very nice. I like the green roof and the indoor raised bed vegetation. Though, it does not say if the stuff around it is for automated watering or if its just my imagination. Would love to see more.

    -Tyler

  • http://www.postgreenhomes.com Chad Ludeman

    This is a great project from Philly. These guys have gone way above and beyond on every aspect of the home. I have especially been impressed by their commitment to mitigating stormwater runoff with their combination of green roof, rainwater cistern, rain garden, pervious paving and stormwater planter in front sidewalk. I hope it sells fast so these guys can build more homes in Philly.

  • http://www.sprayfoam.biz/ Vicky

    Reflective insulation or blankets as their first choice before trying to tackle the job of installing the insulation on their own.Blanket insulation can be purchased in large rolls and is usually made from rock wool or fiberglass.

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