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Green homes

Green Homes


Sponsored by

Sponsored by:


U s green building council

U.S. Green Building Council

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


Leed for homes

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

LEED Categories

  • Sustainable Sites

  • Energy & Atmosphere

  • Water Efficiency

  • Materials & Resources

  • Indoor Environmental Quality

  • Innovation in Design


The scope of leed for homes

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

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 attributes1

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 attributes2

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


Green homes

medium

small

large

really HUGE


Green homes

Where does it come from?

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


Green homes

Orenco Station, Hillsboro, OR

http://www.orencostation.com/


Green homes

Village Homes, Sylmar, CA

Pulte Home, Tucson, AZ

McStain Home, Boulder, CO

Hedgewood Home, Atlanta, GA


Green homes

???

It depends!


Green home design building resources

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 resources1

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 resources2

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 resources3

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

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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