We knew there was a reason we liked LivingHomes, ever since we first heard about it and subsequently saw the green prefab designs taking shape, and we're glad to see we aren't the only ones. They have received the highest rating possible from the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) new pilot, LEEDÂ® for Homes rating system, making it the first residential project in the country to attain a Platinum rating. The LivingHomes model home is a Zero Energy, Zero Water, Zero Waste, Zero Carbon, Zero Emissions residence. LivingHomes is the first company to make LEED certified, prefab homes available to consumers nationwide. The first line of homes, designed by Ray Kappe, is available for purchase right now. The second line of homes, designed by David Hertz, is currently under development.Said Rick Fedrizzi, USGBC President, CEO & Founding Chair, "The LivingHomes' model home is expected to demonstrate that incorporating sustainable design into the construction process will help to lower operating costs, increase home value, reduce maintenance issues and improve indoor environmental quality in the long-term. With fewer than 20 LEED Platinum-certified commercial buildings nationwide, achieving Platinum certification is by no means a simple endeavor. LivingHomes demonstrates an unwavering commitment to sustainable design and will be pivotal in building awareness for the program."
"We are honored to achieve LEED Platinum certification," said LivingHomes Founder and CEO Steve Glenn. "As a company, we're committed to building some of the healthiest, most ecologically considered production homes available and we will use LEED for Homes both to clarify what we're doing and why — and to help our customers understand what's different and important vis-Ã -vis other production homes. The LEED Platinum certification is an appropriate, and much-appreciated acknowledgement, of our efforts." ::LivingHomes