Colorado home honored for its green design
Colorado home honored for its green design A large Colorado home has recently been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold status from the U.S. Green Building Council. According to the Telluride Daily Planet, it is the first home to do so in its county.
The house's architect, Peter Sante found the award especially gratifying as he told the news source the work to achieve it was especially rigorous. The spacious abode features four bedrooms, an airy upper-level living space and a yoga loft. Although it contains some impressive amenities, its eco-friendly aspects are what sets it apart.
Along with reclaimed wood counter tops and triple-glazed windows, the house has effective heat recovery and insulation systems. The homeowners also installed bamboo flooring throughout the interior, as a way to use a sustainable material while maintaining an attractive appearance.
Aside from providing a green building option, bamboo flooring can be an a great choice for homeowners who suffer from allergies. TLC.com reports that because bamboo flooring is relatively easy to keep clean, the hard surface may not trap dust and dirt as much as carpeting. Experts recommend either sweeping or dry dusting material daily to ensure it is as clean as possible.