I started SunsetGreenHome.com as a place to chronicle the construction of my new house, which replaces a home that was rendered uninhabitable in October 2012 by Hurricane Sandy. I am a LEED AP Homes, accredited by the Green Building Certification Institute, the credentialing arm of the U.S. Green Building Council. My home received LEED Platinum certification in January 2016.
Building a home to LEED standards isn’t easy, but it is absolutely worthwhile. I know I’ll have a resilient, durable, energy efficient and environmentally mindful home when I’m finished. Through SunsetGreenHome.com, I write about my house and the LEED process with the hope that I might provide you with information that I found difficult to find when I started this project. I also share with you books, articles, and other facts that I have found useful as I think about how to reduce my impact on the world around me. I launched this web site because I am hopeful that you will join me on this journey and will see that you, too, can incorporate “green” strategies into your life.
The opinions expressed on SunsetGreenHome.com are mine. If I write favorably about a product, book or article, it is because I believe in its merits. The Sunset Green Home project has received discounted or free products from its sponsors. If I write about any of those products, it is because I thought highly enough to include them in my own home.
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- Kim Erle, LEED AP Homes
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