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Sustainable Residential Architecture Surpasses LEED and Style Standards

Architect Robert M. Cain has wearing his Green thinking cap when he came up with this fabulous, sustainable residential architecture design in Decatur, Georgia. The modern two-storey, 2,800-sq.-ft. RainShine House was named for its innovative design feature, a “butterfly” roof suspended over continuous clerestories that allow for sun-drenched interiors. This unique feature’s inverted winged shape collects rainwater for recycling, while also positioning roof-mounted photovoltaic cells southward to take full advantage of the sustainable solar energy. Beneath the eco-friendly roof, this sustainable architecture features expanses of thermal glass, and thick walls which naturally maintain a comfortable interior environment. According to the architect, “RainShine was constructed under the LEED for Homes Program Pilot Rating System. Upon completion it was awarded the highest possible rating – Platinum – for having exceeded the requirements by a significant 11 points.” RainShine House is also ENERGY STAR- and EarthCraft-certified, making it among the cleanest and Greenest residential designs around. Robert M. Cain
via Contemporist
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