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Virginia Farmhouse Wins Top LEED Honors

This Passivhaus-certified ‘Earthship Farmstead’ is a LEED Platinum home with a roof where sheep could graze (but probably shouldn't)

Posted on May 16 2014 by Scott Gibson

A house built into the side of a Virginia hillside on a working water buffalo farm has been named the outstanding single-family home of the year in the 2013 LEED for HomesLeadership in Energy and Environmental Design. LEED for Homes is the residential green building program from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). While this program is primarily designed for and applicable to new home projects, major gut rehabs can qualify. Awards by the U.S. Green Building Council.

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  1. Brett Winter-Lemon
  2. Kaplan Thompson Architects

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