New Hampshire, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Nubanusit Neighborhood & Farm, New Hampshire’s first green residential development, has been awarded LEED Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for a single-family home in its neighborhood. This is the first single-family home in the state to receive Platinum certification, the highest possible rating. Only 44 other single-family homes in the nation have received this rating. The home uses less than half the energy of a standard house, and significantly reduces water use.
Bruss Construction, Inc. is the contractor for the project and O’Neil Pennoyer Architects designed the neighborhood homes. Nubanusit Neighborhood & Farm is a cohousing community of 29 homes on 70 acres within walking distance of the center of Peterborough, New Hampshire.
All of the homes in the neighborhood are built to the highest LEED standards. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification is the world’s most widely recognized standard for sustainable, high-performance, low-energy-use buildings.
RenewableEnergyWorld.com first took a look at the Nubanusit Neighborhood & Farm in January. To read more about Nubanusit and to see some of the technologies they’re using that contributed to receiving LEED Platinum certification, click here.