Making Sustainable Construction Their Highest Priority Is a Rewarding Experience for Two Brothers
At first glance, it could easily be mistaken for a well-appointed renovation of an early Connecticut farmhouse, but this new home in the Litchfield Hills is actually the first LEEDLeadership 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.
Platinum home in the state. Traditional proportions, cedar clapboards, a partial timber frame, and a standing-seam metal roof are nods to the region's architectural vernacular, though an open design, superinsulated envelope, and both passive and active solar features truly make this a 21st-century home.