On Thursday, January 27th, the Habitat for Humanity LEED Platinum House at 1810 Laurens Street was chosen as the winning project in the Sustainable Builiding Homes category at the USGBC Maryland's 6th Annual Awards Celebration. This home, designed by Ziger/Snead and sponsored by Under Armour, in partnership with the USGBC-MD, was constructed as a prototype for Sandtown Habitat for Humanity to evaluate how building sustainable homes can be achieved in the context of affordable housing. Some of the "green" features included in this home are Energy Star appliances, rainwater collection system, high efficiency windows and doors, SolaTube skylights, resalvaged (or reclaimed) hardwood floors, cabinets and coutnertop, photovoltaic array, LED lighting, no or low VOC paint and caulk, FSC lumber, "white" roof, tankless water heater, recycled glass tiles and much more. Read our latest blog post on the house to read more details and to see photos and plans.
The project was also chosen from among all the amazing sustainable building projects through out Maryland as the winner of the People's Choice Award. This award was voted on by the 500 attendees at the event. It was a great honor!