Virtual Tour Showcases Affordable, Resilient and Sustainable Design

Washington, D.C. (October 9, 2014) – Hanley Wood announces the launch of the Greenbuild LivingHome website and virtual tour, at  In addition to the website, the home will be featured on the floor at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in New Orleans, October 22-23 at booth 1139.  The home was created in partnership with LivingHomes®, Make It Right and the Cradle to Cradle® Products Innovation Institute, and will be permanently placed in the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans after the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo.

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.

The Greenbuild LivingHome virtual tour showcases the LivingHomes design, which integrates features that contribute to the home’s energy performance, health and sustainability and—in  concert with Make It Right’s own site-specific requirements—provides safe and resilient shelter for its occupants.  By incorporating stringent standards for sustainability and performance into everything—from the home’s overall design to each material and product selected for use—this unique concept home offers a full range of takeaway ideas that can be adapted to projects of all kinds.

“The Greenbuild LivingHome project has it all,” said Rick Schwolsky, director of executive programs for Hanley Wood and the show home's project manager. “Our amazing design team set extremely high performance, health, and sustainability standards. They used a collection of products that had to pass through a very rigorous selection process. And they delivered on the ultimate mission—to provide a LEED Platinum, Cradle to Cradle–inspired home for Make It Right to add to its Katrina recovery project in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward.”

“The Greenbuild LivingHome was actually based on the CK5 line of LivingHomes, so in addition to showcasing some of the best-in-class materials and technology at Greenbuild, home buyers and developers will be able to purchase these LivingHomes through us,”   said Steve Glenn, CEO of LivingHomes.

Project Partners include:  Hanley Wood, 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.

Project Sponsors include: Propane Education & Research Council, Andersen Windows, Advanta Cabinets, CertainTeed Gypsum, CertainTeed Insulation, Electrolux, Kohler Plumbing, Cosentino, Shaw, Unico Systems, Metal Sales, 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

About LivingHomes

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

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

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 CertifiedTM 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 - Follow the institute @c2cCertified.