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1 Green Homes

2 Sponsored by:

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4 U.S. Green Building Council Developer and administrator of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED ®) ) Green Building Rating System

5 LEED for Homes Consensus rating system evaluating design and construction of single- and multi-family homes Development guided by volunteer committee of green home-building industry leaders Pilot project to be launched in winter

6 LEED Categories Sustainable Sites Energy & Atmosphere Water Efficiency Materials & Resources Indoor Environmental Quality Innovation in Design

7 The Scope of LEED for Homes Individual structures on individual sites Single-family detached homes Duplexes, row houses, townhomes... Multifamily up to 3 stories New construction (for now … remodeling later!)

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9 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Infill & compact development Proximity to transit Proximity to services Outdoor living spaces Minimizing auto dominance Quality control Envelope & mechanical systems performance Energy-efficient lighting & appliances Passive, renewable, & alternative energy “Size matters” Systems integration Sustainable SitesEnergy & Atmosphere

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11 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Building envelope moisture control Combustion safety Ventilation/air conveyance system effectiveness Vehicle exhaust protection (garage design) Indoor Environmental Quality Low-emitting materials Universal design elements Home-landscape interface design Quality control Systems integration

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14 KEY ATTRIBUTES: Optimized framing Design for deconstruction & adaptability Building reuse, deconstruction, & recycling Environmentally preferable materials “Size matters” (AGAIN!) Envelope durability Systems integration Materials & Resources Water-efficient fixtures & landscaping Innovative wastewater technologies Reduced energy demand associated with hot water Drain water heat recovery Water catchment Water

15 small medium large really HUGE

16 Where does it come from? How much energy does it take to get where it’s going?

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19 Orenco Station, Hillsboro, OR

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24 Hedgewood Home, Atlanta, GA McStain Home, Boulder, CO Pulte Home, Tucson, AZ Village Homes, Sylmar, CA

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29 ??? It depends!

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31 GREEN HOME DESIGN & BUILDING RESOURCES U.S. Green Building Council - American Society of Interior Designers - BuildingGreen, Inc. - Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation - Energy & Environmental Building Association - Sustainable Buildings Industry Council - Building Science Corporation -

32 Architects/Designes/Planners for Social Responsibility - National Association of Home Builders Research Center - Green Affordable Housing Coalition - Southface Energy Institute Greenpeace's PVC Alternatives Listing - Certified Forest Products Council - GREEN HOME DESIGN & BUILDING RESOURCES

33 GreenClips - Green Sage - The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live; The Not So Big House Collection: The Not So Big House and Creating the Not So Big House; Not So Big Solutions for Your Home by Sarah Susanka Biomimicry - Janine Benyus The Healthy House - John Bower; Healthy House Institute US Consumer Product Safety Commission CPSC GREEN HOME DESIGN & BUILDING RESOURCES

34 Energy Star Homes – RESNET - U.S. DOE Solar Energy Technologies Program - Building America - Green Building Pages - GREEN HOME DESIGN & BUILDING RESOURCES

35 National Renewable Energy Laboratory Natural Resources Defense Council Southface Energy Institute Common Sense Design Arkin-Tilt Architects Siegel & Strain Architects Bruce Hampton, AIA Orenco Station Green Builders of Marin, John Shurtz Ann Edminster Victoria Schomer Photo Credits

36 Thanks to our Sponsors:


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