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First Home Certified Under LEED

This home in Seattle was the first prefabricated, modular home in Washington to achieve LEED Platinum certification.

Photo: Greenfab
Launched by the U.S. Green Building Council in August 2005, the LEED® for Homes (LEED-H) pilot rating system now has its first certified home. Built by Ideal Homes, Inc., and certified by LEED-H provider Guaranteed Watt Saver Systems, Inc., the LEED-H Certified home is located in the Valencia neighborhood of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The 1,640 ft2 (150 m2) home features a ground-source heat pump, advanced framing, and an 8 kW grid-connected photovoltaic system (expected to supply 90 to 95% of the home’s electricity needs), among other green features. Ideal Homes is currently leasing the home, and Building Science Corporation and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are monitoring its performance. Following its first year of occupancy, the company plans to sell it for about $200,000, according to Todd Booze, co-owner and president of construction for Ideal Homes. The company is online at www.idealinnovation.com. For more on LEED-H, see

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Vol. 14, No. 7.

Published July 9, 2006

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