Green Gut Rehab Goes Platinum
As Featured in:
Chicago Tribune, November 13, 2011.
Green Gut Rehab Goes Platinum by Pamela Dittmer McKuen
This article captures our LEED platinum (pending) townhome renovation midway through construction. This article addresses many of the energy-efficient systems and energy-saving design strategies we brought to this project. This project required close collaboration with the entire condominium association to discuss and gain approval to modify exterior facing walls and roofs. Originally thought to be a roadblock in the process, we were able to come alongside the owners to provide details, product specifications, and explain how these changes were for the common good. All of this led to the condo associations' overwhelming support for this exciting project. Just one more of the benefits of an Architect.
"The Howes' renovation is believed to be the first gut rehab of an attached townhouse in the Chicago area, and possibly in the country, to seek LEED platinum status, said Jason La Fleur, regional director for the Chicago-based Alliance for Environmental Sustainability and the LEED consultant who is working with the couple on their certification."