Green - By MHM Contributing Staff on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 0 Comments
The Green House
We’ve reported plenty on the efforts of designers, architects and builders developing houses all over the country that are more energy efficient, and in some cases sustainable. In The LEED House and in Will Green Turn Gold? we profiled the USGBC and the NAHB’s respective visions of a green built environment.
Now, even the new occupants of the White House are showing their support for green housing.
Michelle Obama recently made headlines with her White House garden, and now the Obama’s want the White House to be LEED certified. According to a post in Inhabitat, Rick Fedrizzi of the USGBC will be a consultant for the renovation needed to morph the historic structure into a more modern energy efficient house. Some of the included changes at the White House include low flow water fixtures, ridding the kitchen of CFCs, a recycle program, new heating and cooling systems, automated light sensors, and using low VOC paints.
This and a lot more, plus the new White House garden will be a great example of how any house can be updated to modern energy saving standards. Read post in Inhabitat.