This custom built single family home was built to Energy Star, 5-star Built Green and LEED for Homes Platinum standards. Among other sustainable features, it has a 20,000-gallon rainwater cistern that meets 100% of the expected water needs; solar hot water; geothermal heating; and LED lighting. The project also used Low Impact Development (LID) standards to mitigate erosion and excess run-off helping to protect the surrounding fragile water systems.
O’Brien & Company was the LEED Home Provider and Verifier on this project. We worked closely with the architect and builder to ensure all desired rating systems requirements were met.
To view more photos and learn more about the sustainability features, visit the Natural Balance House website.