Earlier this year, Hutton Hotel opened its doors in Nashville, Tennessee. Hotel Interactive recently referred to the building as "one of the most sustainable focused properties" it had ever seen, although the developer, Amerimar Enterprises, decided to skip LEED certification. Built from the skeleton of a former office building, Hutton Hotel has 248 rooms and some of the following green elements:
- Smaller homes are in the ascendant.
- How to choose energy-efficient windows.
- Hohm vs. PowerMeter: a side-by-side rundown.
- A stimulus that could save money: cash for caulkers.
- Green buildings reduce energy use, lower financial risk.
- Green buildings: fewer sick days, higher rents.
- Green building practices expand globally.
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This is the Ross Street House in Madison, Wisconsin. It's located just a mile from the University of Wisconsin campus and the first LEED Platinum home in the entire state! I first noticed the home in an article on Cadalyst, where author Kenneth Wong discussed the use of ArchiCad software to model the home and neighboring properties for context. Owner Carol Richard, partner in the Atlanta firm of Richard Wittschiebe Hand, also used modeling to optimize the amount of natural light brought into the home.