We've seen all kinds of LEED Platinum homes — manufactured, prefab, traditional, and modern — but this is the first LEED Platinum log home that we've seen. It's likely the first LEED Platinum log home in the country. The home was designed by Eric Hughes of Image Design LLC, and built by Hybrid Homes LLC out of Muskegon, Michigan. Located on 6060 Longbridge Road in Pentwater, Michigan, the green log home features a number of green elements:
- Radical green.
- Study: electric cars don't deserve praise yet.
- The economic case for slashing carbon emissions.
- Enterprise commits $4B to affordable green housing.
- Architects speak their minds on global warming.
- Sustaining the green tide in building a concern.
- Solar units may put school parking lots to use.
- Schools save green by going green.
- Double dipping for LEED Materials credits.
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Stormwater design and control is a huge aspect of green building, especially with LEED credits provided for reducing impervious cover, increasing on-site filtration, and reducing pollution from stormwater runoff and eliminating contaminants. We've mentioned a company previously makes recycled content pavers, Vast Pavers, but I thought I would also mention another company that's been making news in the industry, Xeripave. Xeripave makes permeable pavers in various colors that have a flow through rate of up to 1.5 gallons per second per square foot. Watch how the paver works: