A little over a year ago, we featured Shelter Architecture’s 5ive and later placed it on our Top Five Super Green Modern Homes list.Â In a year, a lot has happened.Â The home is now complete.Â It’s going to be honored with a 2008 AIA-MN Rave Award.Â And now, the USGBC has officially certified it as a LEED Platinum home.Â Congratulations on the noteworthy accomplishments!
So hey, if you haven’t given this home a look, take a moment to scroll down and be inspired.Â It’s a modern, green abode that’s also a healthy home.Â It’s close to mass transit and community services, and it exceeds energy code by about 35%.
5ive is the first new home in Minnesota to be certified as a LEED Platinum home.
The first LEED Platinum home in Minnesota overall is a remodel and it’s an incredible green home, too.Â 5ive received Innovation in Design points for Site Stewardship, Water Efficiency, and Material Efficiency.Â But moving beyond certification, Shelter says: “it’s a true testament to how a home can create a sustainable lifestyle.“Â Homes changing lifestyles, lifestyles changing homes — this is what we’re going for.
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Photo credits: Jeff Gallo.