Many designers have risen to the challenge of creating a design that can be produced multiple times, in a variety of orientations and locations.
Some key components throughout LEED certified buildings are:
- Native landscaping
- Materials with high recycled content
- Passive solar shading
- Motion sensor exterior lights for drive ways
- Automatic daylighting controls
- Resource-efficient pre fabricated construction systems
- White, reflective roofs
- High efficient glazing systems
Brad Pease has used these items throughout many PNC projects. The buildings use an average of 35% less energy and 28% less water than non-green branches.
On a smaller scale, Linda Taalman has designed a compact home, itHouse, that is assembled from a similar kit of parts. This kit of parts can be tweaked to be situated on a variety of site configurations.
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