The Home Depot LivingHome Open House Tours
Designed in collaboration with Make It Right, built in two months and installed in one day, this is our first affordable LivingHome. And it's the first Zero Energy, Zero Carbon production home ever to feature a LEED® Platinum level environmental program and Cradle-to-Cradle® inspired materials. It also includes a really cool new product we co-developed with Bill McDonough.
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William McDonough is the founding principal of William McDonough + Partners, an internationally recognized design firm. He is also principal of MBDC, a product and systems development firm and is a Venture Partner at VantagePoint Venture Partners. Time magazine recognized him in 1999 as a 'Hero for the Planet' and as one of the "Heroes of the Environment" in October 2007. In 1996, Mr. McDonough received the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development, the nation's highest environmental honor; and in 2003 earned the U.S. EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award. In 2004 he received the National Design Award for exemplary achievement in the field of environmental design. In October 2007, Mr. McDonough was elected an International Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects. Mr. McDonough and Michael Braungart co-authored Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, published in 2002 by North Point Press.
Tom Darden is the Executive Director of the Make It Right Foundation, the organization founded by Brad Pitt and Bill McDonough to build 150 affordable, green, high design homes in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward, a neighborhood devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Darden oversees a staff of engineers, builders, landscape architects, homeownership counselors and community organizers. He has worked with the Make It Right Board to raise over $40 million from more than 31,000 donors, managed the design process with 21 architectural firms and completed 75 homes, all of which have been or have applied to be certified LEED Platinum by the U. S. Green Building Council. The Small Business Administration named Darden Louisiana’s 2009 Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Steve Glenn is the founder and CEO of LivingHomes, a premier developer of modern, prefabricated homes that combine world-class architecture with an unparalleled commitment to healthy and sustainable construction. The first LivingHome, designed by Ray Kappe, FAIA, was installed in eight hours. It became the first home ever to receive a LEED for Home Platinum rating. Nine LivingHomes have been certified LEED Platinum since. LivingHomes offers single and multi-family designs by Ray Kappe, FAIA, and by KieranTimberlake, an AIA Firm of the Year. LivingHomes are available in standard or customized configurations to builders, developers and individuals.