I’m pleased to announce we will be representing one of only two LEED Platinum certified residential buildings in Washington, DC. The Solidago is a three unit condominium in Petworth priced from $300,000 and up. Details to follow soon.
Representing this building makes me think about environmentally friendly development and causes me to wonder why there are only two residential buildings with LEED Platinum certification in the city? That seems astounding doesn’t it?
While most homeowners are unlikely to move through the requirements of LEED, I have learned through my education to represent this building there are a few things homeowners can do to dramatically increase their efficiency. The easiest and perhaps most important are these three things. 1) insulation – do you have enough, particularly in the attic, and around your windows and doors. 2) water usage – low flow showers, low flush toilets - huge opportunities there 3) heating and cooling – what is the SEER rating of your unit? If it is more than 10 years old, it may be significantly less efficient than a new one.
Focus there and you’ll notice an improvement in the way you use energy.E-mail this post