10 Aug '17, 1pm

Do you need design guidance for a home that marries green features with universal (accessible) design?

Do you need design guidance for a home that marries green features with universal (accessible) design?

When my husband and I began the planning process to design our home we wanted to include green features and products in addition to universal design. We were aware that a green home is healthier, conserves natural resources, protects the environment, is more energy-efficient and sustainable. The concept of being sustainable has three components: environmental, economic, and social. In 2009, when my husband and I were reviewing the LEED Leadership 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. certification application with the U.S. Green Building Council for our home, we discovered that no points would be earned for the universal design features in our home. I had...

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