February 24, 2007

Living Homes: The Greenest of Them All
The green building boom has players in the commercial sector racing to outdo one another with cutting edge environmental features. Architecture and design firms, construction and development, hospitality, and other service providers have learned that boasting an awareness of sustainable building practices is critical to marketability. The residential sector, however, has lagged behind in developing exemplary models for green homes – perhaps partially as a result of being a late recipient of the incentive of LEED standards, which were initially applicable exclusively to commercial buildings. But if incentive was the missing link, home builders have it now, and just one company has gotten the platinum stamp.