USGBC founder's renovated home receives record LEED points
David Gottfried, the founder of USGBC and the World Green Building Council (WGBC) and Regenerative Ventures ceo, and his wife Dr. Sara Gottfried, Medical Director at the Center for Integrative Medicine, moved into the LEED Platinum home in Oakland, CA, with their children in mid-August. The home received 106.5 points out of a total 136 possible under the LEED for Homes certification program. Platinum certification is awarded to homes that earn 80 points or more.
The restored 1,500-square-foot Craftsman bungalow home is half as large as the Gottfrieds’ previous home, according to the USGBC. “We hoped to showcase how to green an old historic home and still achieve LEED Platinum, as well as downsize 50% for a family of four,” David Gottfried said.
To learn more about the Gottfrieds’ home, visit the Planet Green website at www.planetgreen.discovery.com for a video blog documenting the renovation process and the home’s green features.