30 Mar '12, 1pm

Check out #LEED Platinum 100K house blog. Great insight into what it takes to build a LEED for Homes project!

The wait is finally over. The LEED for Homes Platinum Certification for both homes in the 100k project has been received. After a variety of delays including, most notoriously, the replacement of an incorrect bath exhaust fan, we have finally received official notice from the USGBC that both the 100k and (poorly named) 120k have acheived the highest status in the LEED for Homes rating scale. We see this achievement as official proof that green building can be done for less. The 100k House reached this goal for less than $100 per square foot in hard construction costs and has proven itself to be a stylish, comfortable place to live (just ask Courtney). While we have slightly increased our construction budget for future homes, we see this success as a key foundation of our long term goals. Did we make mistakes? Of course. Are there things we intend to do better/differently i...

Full article: http://www.100khouse.com/2010/04/21/100k-project-is-offic...

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