Friday, March 13, 2009

LEED for residential; a green rebuild project

Only portions of the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program apply to services that the Green Industry performs, but it’s going to greatly impact the industry, especially once the Sustainable Sites Initiative dealing with landscaping practices are folded into it. You can expect that in another three years or so. The process is a lengthy one, and rightly so in light of the profound influence it will have on the Green Industry. Google Sustainable Sites and you'll see how ambitious it is.

To get a taste of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), and learn about a fascinating green building project in northern Florida, click on the headline for a short and informative video of a fascinating residential project — the green rebuild of a north Florida home that was destroyed in Aug. 2008 by Tropical Storm Fay.

"Those of us in the green community here in North Florida, we've been waiting for a couple to come along and have the vision to spend the extra time, spend the money take the time to do a true green project and this is an awesome project," said Kevin Songer, engineering manager and green consultant in Jacksonville, FL. This will be the first LEED-certified Platinum residence in Florida.

Clicking on headline will take you a site devoted to following the progress of this fascinating  LEED home project.  — Ron Hall

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