Edward O. Paschich, Paschich Design Group In 1976 I built my first house. It was a “Solar Adobe.” I went on to “Environmentally Responsible,” then to Tire Houses, Straw houses and even a small Daub and Wattle building pursuing Sustainable building. Being a charter subscriber of Environmental Building News I read about the LEED for Homes Sustainable building prescription but I saw it as daunting, beyond the time I could devote to it and my ability to “understand” it in its complexity…. Then I met Ryan Moore with Green Insight who carefully, calmly, with great expertise and knowledge of LEED for Homes explained how LEED for Homes gives builders as much choice as possible to… (read more)
Villa Alegre is a LEED for Homes Platinum certified affordable housing project in Santa Fe, NM with an impressive list of green features, including ground-source heat pumps and an 80 kW photovoltaic array.