Home Designs Needs Green Initiatives to Win Competition

February 08, 2011 / William Thomson, Green Homes Expert

Ormond Beach, a city in Volusia County, Florida has recently received an award for its green initiatives. The city, dubbed as “Florida Green Local Government has been awarded “Silver Level” for its green initiatives, a title from Florida Green Building Coalition. The United States Green Building Council’s Minnesota Chapter is going to have a green design competition that will integrate green initiatives, which will focus on design an energy-sustainable home in Proctor, a city in St. Louis County, Minnesota.

Home Designs Needs Green Initiatives to Win Competition

The focus on this year’s competition theme for 4th Annual Natural Design Competition, is designing a green home with only a minimum budget of $150,000 for a 1,800 square feet home with green initiatives.

Labor and material costs are all included in the $150,000 budget.

According to a report, the winning designs of the competition will act as models for green home with green initiatives in northern Minnesota’s residential construction.

Expected participants in the competition are usually young professionals, and college design and architecture students.

Participants are called to design the homes using the LEED Platinum criteria from the U.S Green Building Council.

Mayor for Proctor, David Brenna said the city is expecting to see winning designs that will serve as an opportunity for the city.

Deadline for the designs are said to be due on July 15, while winners are to be announced on August this year.

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design or widely known as LEED is a criteria especially created by the Green Building Council for homes and buildings with green initiatives in the country.

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