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:
- Logix ICF Foundation
- SIPâ€™s panel construction;
- Michigan white cedar log siding & trim;
- Low-E argon gas filled Andersen windows;
- Barrier free/lifetime design;
- Soy based insulation;
- Stained concrete floors;
- Bamboo flooring;
- FSC Certified kitchen cabinets;
- Recycled glass counter tops by Vetrazzo;
- Programmable thermostats;
- Radon venting;
- Dual flush toilets by Toto;
- Zero VOC (volatile organic compounds) paint;
- High efficiency lighting fixtures;
- Compact fluorescent bulbs; and
- Extensive use of re-used and recycled materials.
Construction of the project, originally called the Watercress Project, is documented on Hybrid Homes' website. Make sure to take a gander if you have a chance.
Photo credits: Image Design LLC.