The houses are too big (depending upon how many people will live in them) and too expensive ($700,000-$1,000,000), but they sure are headed in the right direction concerning energy and environmental concerns.
LEED is a third-party educational/certification program. It standardizes and accredits so people will know that those who are designing and building, etc., have at least studied energy and the environment where building construction and design are concerned.
The RLCC (Real Liberal Christian Church) sure would want to build to the LEED platinum-level.
By Maria Saporta | Monday, June 9, 2008, 08:07 AM
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Weatherford Place in Roswell is not your usual residential community under construction.
For one thing, there are no Dumpsters on the site. There's no need because nearly all the excess construction waste is put back to use.
From top to bottom, inside and out, Weatherford Place is developing a new definition for a green residential community. It eventually will have eight homes on 1.6 acres of land bordering Crossville Creek.
The three visionaries behind the development call it a "solar community of net-zero energy homes," built to the greenest building standards. They call their home designs EcoCraft: designed and built to nature's code.
"This is the first of its kind," says Simone du Boise, an architect specializing in environmental design. "There's not another neighborhood like this."
Each home is designed to a platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) level and the entire development will be platinum LEED —- the first in the United States, according to business partner Dan Downey.