The founder of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has completed the highest-scoring green home renovation since the LEED® for Homes Green Building Rating System™ launched in January 2008.
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.
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.
more about the Gottfrieds’ home, visit the Planet Green website atwww.planetgreen.discovery.comfor a video blog documenting the renovation process and the
home’s green features.
USGBC founder's renovated home receives record LEED points
November 19, 2008