Welcome to the Sunset Green Home project! Our team has been hard at work planning this project for more than a year now, ever since Hurricane Sandy barreled across coastal New York and New Jersey, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. The Sunset Green Home project is replacing a home on Long Island that was "Substantially Damaged" and rendered uninhabitable by the storm with a sustainable, more resilient, energy efficient house that will, at its completion, seek LEED Platinum certification under the USGBC's LEED for Homes program.
Over the course of the coming months, I’ll be writing about the construction of the house, the products and materials that are going into it, and the process of LEED certification. I’ll also be blogging about practical tips for making all of our lives a little more “green.”