First LEED v4 Platinum home will go to New Orleans neighborhood

First LEED v4 Platinum home will go to New Orleans neighborhood

2014 Greenbuild LivingHome

Aiming to be the first LEED v4 Platinum home, and created in collaboration with LivingHomes, Make It Right and the International Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Insititute, the home will be presented to Make It Right Foundation for placement in the lower 9th Ward in New Orleans after the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo.

The 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome will be unveiled October 22 at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in New Orleans. The groundbreaking 1,550 square foot, three-bedroom, two-bath modular demonstration home meets LEED v4 Platinum requirements and showcases exceptional sustainability, high-performance products and healthy living practices.

In-person tours will be available to Greenbuild attendees at booth 1139 on the floor of the Expo, Wednesday October 22 and Thursday October 23 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Greenbuild LivingHome, designed and developed by LivingHomes, features market-ready and replicable design innovations, modular construction systems and a wide range of certified products selected to meet advanced performance criteria for energy and water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, durability, and materials and resource attributes. It is ENERGY STAR v3 Certified and has been designed to meet LEED® for Home v4 Platinum requirements. In addition, it achieves several of LivingHomes’ Z6 environmental goals, includes a wide range of Cradle to Cradle certified products, and integrates many of the new International WELL Building Institute certification guidelines.

“This house captures the talents and deep knowledge of the most influential organizations in the sustainability space, built with the thoroughly vetted products offered by leading suppliers that fit the vision of the Greenbuild LivingHome,” said Warren Nesbitt, senior vice-president of residential construction programs for Hanley Wood. “Sustainability, durability, technology and wellness are the cornerstones of the Greenbuild LivingHome. It will set the agenda for sustainable housing for years to come.”

After demonstrating the latest green building technologies and practices at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome will be permanently placed on a Make It Right site in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward to become part of Make It Right’s ongoing Katrina recovery efforts.

The home was created in partnership with LivingHomes, Make It Right and the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. Experts from each of the four partner organizations, collaborated with a team of sustainability specialists from the following organizations who helped guide the project toward its ambitious goals: CONTECTS, Inspirit-llc, International WELL Building Institute, Spruce Interiors + Design Studio, Steven Winter Associates and the U.S. Green Building Council.

The Title Sponsor is the Propane Education & Research Council.

Platinum Sponsors include: Andersen Windows, Advanta Cabinets, CertainTeed Gypsum, CertainTeed Insulation, Electrolux and Kohler Plumbing.

Gold Sponsors include: Cosentino, Shaw and Unico Systems.

The Silver Sponsor is Metal Sales.

Bronze Sponsors include: Benjamin Moore, DuPont Tyvek, Advantech Flooring, JELD-WEN, Kohler Generators, MechoSystems, Palm Harbor Homes, Panasonic, Rinnai, Roseburg Forest Products, SolarCity and Spruce Interiors.

Read more about LEED and other green building certifications.


Topics: Building Green, Certification / LEED, Connected Homes / Smart Homes, GREAT GREEN HOMES, Home Design & Plans, Photovoltaic / Solar Panels, Prefabricated Homes / Systems Built Homes / Modular Homes, Solar Power, Sustainability Trends & Statistics, Trade Show

Companies: Panasonic High Performance Ventilation Solutions, CertainTeed, JELD-WEN, Kohler, Rinnai, Andersen Windows, Shaw Floors, U.S. Green Building Council, Advantech


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