The grass is always greener… and in this case, you can say the same for the rest of the home as well. As one of few LEED Platinum-certified homes in the U.S., project7ten was conceived as an educational model for environmental awareness. The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System is the national standard for design, construction and operation of high-performance Green buildings. Built on a foundation of all things Green, project7ten features low energy consumption; water conservation; and the three Rs – reusing, reducing and recycling – while remaining high on the style scale. “From the outset, every decision went through a filtering process: ‘is it Green, is it the latest and greatest available, is there a reason to use this material?’” according to the brains behind the building, developer Tom Schey and friend Kelly Meyer, who also had a helping hand from local award-winning architect Melinda Gray. Located in Venice, California, project7ten boasts FSC-certified lumber, locally-sourced building materials, solar panels, grey-water recycling, energy-efficient appliances and water-efficient fixtures – just some of the eco-friendly features that brought project7ten its highly coveted LEED Platinum certification. Project7ten.
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