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New homes designed for New Orleans to meet LEED platinum standards

September 26, 2010

A competition by the USGBC in collaboration with Salvation Army’s EnviRenew has yielded 4 sustainable home designs to be built in the near future in New Orleans. The Natural Talent Design Competition was set up to assist with the rebuilding effort, particularly in the Broadmoor neighborhood. The 4 selected designs are for small, affordable, single-family homes that will meet LEED platinum standards.

After they have been built, their efficiency and compliance with LEED will go through a measurement and verification process. Energy, water use and indoor air quality are some of the categories that will be tested.

Here is one view of the design “ramped up”  by Buro Happold Consulting Engineers and Rogers Marvel Architects

I like the winning designs, I would be curious to see how much it is to build them to see if the designs are practical and could be implemented on a larger scale. Check out more images of the designs via inhabitat

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  1. November 3, 2010 8:58 pm

    new homes are actually cheaper in the long run compared to renting an old house or renovating a used home ‘

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