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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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Beautiful LEED Modern Home in Illinois

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This is the first detached, single-family home in Illinois to obtain LEED certification.  The modern residence received certification a little over a year ago in May 2008, so there's no new news, but the home is beautiful and worth sharing.  Designed and owned by Alphonso and Michelle Peluso, co-founders of Vertex Architects, LLC, the home is support by six, exposed steel columns that complement the exterior glass and stained cedar cladding.

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Free Green Launches Tiny House Plans

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This month, (not so) Free Green added a payment structure to some of their offerings, but can you blame them?  They’re providing high-quality home design for next to nothing!  And with the roll out of this new structure, Free Green also introduced some tiny house plans that look pretty slick.  You’re going to have to pay $19.95 / year to get the details, but here’s what we know.  The tiny houses will be net zero energy homes with about 525 square feet of space and a bedroom and bathroom.  Tell us which is your favorite:

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