WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 6, 2014) – Hanley Wood announces the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome to be unveiled October 22 at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in New Orleans. The groundbreaking 1,550 square foot, three-bedroom, two-bath modular demonstration home meets LEED® v4 Platinum requirements and showcases exceptional sustainability, high-performance products and healthy living practices.
In-person tours will be available to Greenbuild attendees at booth 1139 on the floor of the Expo Wednesday October 22 and Thursday October 23 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Greenbuild LivingHome, designed and developed by LivingHomes®, features market-ready and replicable design innovations, modular construction systems and a wide range of certified products selected to meet advanced performance criteria for energy and water efficiency, indoor environmental quality, durability, and materials and resource attributes. It is ENERGY STAR® v3 Certified and has been designed to meet LEED® for Home v4 Platinum requirements. In addition, it achieves several of LivingHomes’ Z6 environmental goals, includes a wide range of Cradle to Cradle® certified products, and integrates many of the new International WELL Building Institute certification guidelines.
“This house captures the talents and deep knowledge of the most influential organizations in the sustainability space, built with the thoroughly vetted products offered by leading suppliers that fit the vision of the Greenbuild LivingHome,” said Warren Nesbitt, senior vice-president of residential construction programs for Hanley Wood. “Sustainability, durability, technology and wellness are the cornerstones of the Greenbuild LivingHome. It will set the agenda for sustainable housing for years to come.”
After demonstrating the latest green building technologies and practices at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, the 2014 Greenbuild LivingHome will be permanently placed on a Make It Right site in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward to become part of Make It Right’s ongoing Katrina recovery efforts.
The home was created in partnership with LivingHomes, Make It Right and the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. Experts from each of the four partner organizations, collaborated with a team of sustainability specialists from the following organizations who helped guide the project toward its ambitious goals: CONTECTS, Inspirit-llc, International WELL Building Institute, Spruce Interiors + Design Studio, Steven Winter Associates and the U.S. Green Building Council.
The Title Sponsor is the Propane Education & Research Council.
Platinum Sponsors include: Andersen Windows, Advanta Cabinets, CertainTeed Gypsum, CertainTeed Insulation, Electrolux and Kohler Plumbing.
Gold Sponsors include: Cosentino, Shaw and Unico Systems.
The Silver Sponsor is Metal Sales.
Bronze Sponsors include: Benjamin Moore, DuPont Tyvek, Advantech Flooring, JELD-WEN, Kohler Generators, MechoSystems, Palm Harbor Homes, Panasonic, Rinnai, Roseburg Forest Products, SolarCity and Spruce Interiors.
About Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood is the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries. Utilizing the largest editorial- and analytics-driven construction market database, the company produces powerful market data and insights; award-winning publications, newsletters and websites; marquee trade shows and executive events; and strategic marketing solutions. To learn more, visit hanleywood.com.
LivingHomes is a designer and developer of modern, prefabricated homes that combine world-class architecture with an unparalleled commitment to healthy and sustainable construction. The first LivingHome was the first in the nation to achieve LEED Platinum. Twelve LivingHomes have been certified LEED Platinum. LivingHomes are available in standard or customized configurations to builders, developers and individuals. In addition to design, LivingHomes is developing communities of LivingHomes for Make It Right, at the Ft. Peck Indian Reservation in Montana, and for its own project in Atwater Village, Los Angeles. To learn more, visit www.livinghomes.net.
About Make It Right
Founded by Brad Pitt, Make It Right builds sustainable homes, buildings, and communities for people in need. All our homes are LEED Platinum–certified and Cradle to Cradle–inspired. Make It Right is working in communities across the country including New Orleans, La., Newark, N.J., Kansas City, Mo., and the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in Montana. For more information, visit makeitright.org.
About the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is a non-profit organization with a mission to turn the making of things into a positive force for people, the economy and the planet. It administers the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program, a rigorous, third-party process that provides a way forward for hundreds of the world's leading brands to assess and continuously improve the health, safety, and recyclability of their products. Cradle to Cradle Certified products are eligible for LEED v4 credits. The Institute has 14 accredited assessment bodies around the world that assist companies in readying their products for certification. Find out more at http://www.c2ccertified.org/. Follow the institute @c2cCertified.