The Bookshelf: “LEEDing The Way: Domestic Architecture For The Future”Author:Jennifer Mehditash
“LEEDing The Way: Domestic Architecture For The Future” by author E. Ashley Rooney, explores over 50 homes while reflecting on the strong environmentally aware trend in both architecture and design and incorporating energy efficient choices within their scope of specified products and schemes.
LEED certification is possible in every part of the country and while leafing through this new book, Rooney breaks the negative association between these products and their design, or lack thereof.
Gorgeous homes across the US, “LEEDing The Way” is a starting point for anyone interested in making the world and their home a better place. Resource and energy efficient residences are designed to be healthy, comfortable, easy to live in, and construction of a sustainable home includes using less energy, fewer natural resources, and fewer toxic chemicals.
The homes featured here meet a variety of guidelines: LEED, a point-based system with specific certification criteria; Green, a construction standard based on reduction of energy use; Passive, a design standard that can result in a super-insulated, airtight home; and Natural, a type of “green” construction using natural resources without technological intervention.
Whether designing in a more traditional style in the country or a more contemporary California beach home, every homeowner will be inspired to go green, and each design professional working today should allow themselves to begin to incorporate these world changing design choices into their projects.
More than 300 images show a wide variety of designs and styles, including cottages and beach houses, prairie and vineyard residences, prefabricated and renovated homes, and much more. You can grab a copy of the book from HERE.
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