The geat new sign in
front of the home.
High School students building a new model for education by constructing energy efficient, high perfoming, sustainable, green, and affordable housing for America's urban working families. The 2006 -2007 build will be L.E.E.D. certified. This house is being built in partnership between the Columbus Housing Partnership, the Home B.A.S.E. Foundation, the Home B.A.S.E. class of 2007 with support from the City of Columbus. Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Uses 73% Less Energy Than Other Houses!
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Kitchen with sustainable, green cabinets by Green Leaf Cabinetry topped with locally made beautiful concrete counter tops by Oberfield's Inc. (614)551-0129). The beautiful interior of the entire home was designed by Cynthia Grauduss who is an not only a fantastic designer but also an expert in sustainable, green interior deisgn. Grauduss Architecture and Design ( 614.561.7226) - A must contact for sustainable interior design.
Master bath: Recycled ceramic content floor tile, 1.1 gallon low flush toilet in all the bathrooms (Curnayn Sales 440-846-1280), natural lighting and ventilation.
Bedroom: Extra from another large project, the Shaw carpet (Rite Rug 778-4155) has no V.O.C.'s and will be taken back and made into carpet when it needs replaced.
Site – Sustainable site, public transportation, services within ½ mile, shopping, parks etc., walkable.
The house is starting to get it's interior flooring and cabinetry installed.
Below: Shaw carpet squares installed in the upstairs. One noticeable feature was the absence of the "new carpet smell" which is the result of the toxic organic volatile organic compounds that off-gas from all other brands of carpets.
Below: The native maple hardwood flooring that has just begun to be installed.
Below: A series of picture taken of the same hallway/closet during the build.