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November 18, 2015
Tom Roy Youth Guidance Home is an eight-bed long-term group home that serves 16-18 year-old youth aging out of foster care who are in need of a structured-living environment while they transition into adulthood.
Green Insight is very pleased to announce that this multifamily project has earned LEED for Home Silver certification - our first project in Montana.
The Home was designed with an integrated approach that included the youth, the staff, the board, the architect, CTA Architects Engineers, and the builder,Outback Construction, Inc. Together they collaborated in creating a space that addresses the safety, health, educational and environmental needs of the kids, utilizing LEED for Homes™ green building guidelines.
LEED for Homes Silver certification was achieved by use of local materials, a high efficiency HVAC system, ERV furnace and dual HRV systems, and heat pump hot water heaters. The project also included a number of indoor air quality measures and achieved a HERS index of 64.
Read more at: http://youthhomesmt.org/about-us/leed-certification/
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.