With 113.5 points, this North Carolina home is one of the greenest remodels ever certified by the LEED for Homes program, according to EcoHome Magazine.  Architect Jay DeChesere led the Wilmington project which diverted 91% of construction waste and secured a HERS rating of 28 post-renovation.  You’ll have to admit these are some stellar numbers!


DeChesere made a few noticeable modifications (compare old and new above).  The garage was converted to into a living space, a carport now extends from one side and a patio from the other, and the fireplace was modified into a skylight shaft.

The green remodel has a ground-mounted 3 kW photovoltaic system, geothermal system, and solar water heating.  There’s also a green roof where water is collected and used for irrigation and in the toilets.

Green elements include occupancy sensors, efficient lighting, Energy Star windows and appliances, low-flow fixtures, dual-flush toilets, IceStone countertops, a fresh air system, low- and no-VOC paints and finishes, and tons of reused and recycled materials.

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[+] Read more about this LEED Platinum Remodel in EcoHome Magazine.

Credits: Jay DeChesere.