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Green Homes. Sponsored by:. U.S. Green Building Council. Developer and administrator of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED ®) ) Green Building Rating System. LEED for Homes. Consensus rating system evaluating design and construction of single- and multi-family homes

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Green Homes


Sponsored by:


U.S. Green Building Council

  • Developer and administrator of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®)) Green Building Rating System


LEED for Homes

  • Consensus rating system evaluating design and construction of single- and multi-family homes

  • Development guided by volunteer committee of green home-building industry leaders

  • Pilot project to be launched in winter 2004-5


LEED Categories

  • Sustainable Sites

  • Energy & Atmosphere

  • Water Efficiency

  • Materials & Resources

  • Indoor Environmental Quality

  • Innovation in Design


The Scope of LEED for Homes

  • Individual structures on individual sites

  • Single-family detached homes

  • Duplexes, row houses, townhomes ...

  • Multifamily up to 3 stories

  • New construction (for now … remodeling later!)


KEY ATTRIBUTES:

  • Infill & compact development

  • Proximity to transit

  • Proximity to services

  • Outdoor living spaces

  • Minimizing auto dominance

Sustainable Sites

Energy & Atmosphere

  • Quality control

  • Envelope & mechanical systems performance

  • Energy-efficient lighting & appliances

  • Passive, renewable, & alternative energy

  • “Size matters”

  • Systems integration


KEY ATTRIBUTES:

  • Building envelope moisture control

  • Combustion safety

  • Ventilation/air conveyance system effectiveness

  • Vehicle exhaust protection (garage design)

Indoor Environmental Quality

  • Low-emitting materials

  • Universal design elements

  • Home-landscape interface design

  • Quality control

  • Systems integration


KEY ATTRIBUTES:

  • Optimized framing

  • Design for deconstruction & adaptability

  • Building reuse, deconstruction, & recycling

  • Environmentally preferable materials

  • “Size matters” (AGAIN!)

  • Envelope durability

  • Systems integration

Materials & Resources

Water

  • Water-efficient fixtures & landscaping

  • Innovative wastewater technologies

  • Reduced energy demand associated with hot water

  • Drain water heat recovery

  • Water catchment


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small

large

really HUGE


Where does it come from?

How much energy does it take to get where it’s going?


Orenco Station, Hillsboro, OR

http://www.orencostation.com/


Village Homes, Sylmar, CA

Pulte Home, Tucson, AZ

McStain Home, Boulder, CO

Hedgewood Home, Atlanta, GA


???

It depends!


GREEN HOME DESIGN & BUILDING RESOURCES

  • U.S. Green Building Council - www.usgbc.org

  • American Society of Interior Designers - www.asid.org

  • BuildingGreen, Inc. - www.buildinggreen.com

  • Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation - www.cmhc.ca

  • Energy & Environmental Building Association - www.eeba.org

  • Sustainable Buildings Industry Council - www.sbicouncil.org

  • Building Science Corporation - www.buildingscience.com


GREEN HOME DESIGN & BUILDING RESOURCES

  • Architects/Designes/Planners for Social Responsibility - http://www.adpsr.org/

  • National Association of Home Builders Research Center - www.nahbrc.com

  • Green Affordable Housing Coalition - www.greenaffordablehousing.org

  • Southface Energy Institute www.southface.org/home/ech/earthcraft_home.htm

  • Greenpeace's PVC Alternatives Listing - www.greenpeace.org.au/pvc

  • Certified Forest Products Council - www.certifiedwood.com


GREEN HOME DESIGN & BUILDING RESOURCES

  • GreenClips - [email protected]

  • Green Sage - www.greensage.com

  • The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live; The Not So Big House Collection: The Not So Big House and Creating the Not So Big House; Not So Big Solutions for Your Home by Sarah Susanka

  • Biomimicry - Janine Benyus

  • The Healthy House - John Bower; Healthy House Institute

  • US Consumer Product Safety Commission - 800.638.CPSC


GREEN HOME DESIGN & BUILDING RESOURCES

  • Energy Star Homes –

    http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=new_homes.hm.index

  • RESNET - www.resnet.org

  • U.S. DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program - www.eere.energy.gov/solar

  • Building America - http://www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/building_america/

  • Green Building Pages - http://www.greenbuildingpages.com/main.html


Photo Credits

  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory

  • Natural Resources Defense Council

  • Southface Energy Institute

  • Common Sense Design

  • Arkin-Tilt Architects

  • Siegel & Strain Architects

  • Bruce Hampton, AIA

  • Orenco Station

  • Green Builders of Marin, John Shurtz

  • Ann Edminster

  • Victoria Schomer


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