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Touring The Gutsy and Green PostGreen Homes In Philadelphia

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100K House
credit: Lloyd Alter

100K Home

I have always been a fan of Postgreen Homes of Philadelphia, and the work of Interface Studio Architects,(ISA) giving them the Best of Green Award two years ago, calling it " tough, gritty work in tough, gritty neighbourhoods, which is exactly where the important work will be done."

Their first project was the 100K house, built for less than $100 per square foot yet achieving LEED Platinum. the strategy:

Wherever possible we reduced complexity and finish level until we had a very clean, modern, simple home. Then we focused on those areas of green building where we saw the most value . . . location, site and energy efficiency.

It was awarded the LEED project of the year.

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