Unity Homes, of New Hampshire, has been working with Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and BUILDER to create the 2015 GreenBuild Unity Home. The mission behind this project is to reveal how high-quality architectural design, engineering, and construction can be integrated with affordable features and quality products to maximize a home’s performance. The home to be displayed at the 2015 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Washington D.C., November 18-20.
The sustainable home is 1,620 square feet, with three bedrooms and two baths. It is the largest collection of Cradle to Cradle Certified™ building products and furnishings ever assembled for a residential project yet. Integrating the C2C certification was evident because it is one of the most important, accurate and meticulous assessment and certification programs in the industry. Stacy Glass, Vice President of the built environment at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute explains: “We inventory all ingredients, screen for known chemicals of concern, and conduct full scientific assessments that provide the best information available for optimizing product selections.”
Going hand in hand with the Cradle to Cradle ideals, the Unity company founder, Tedd Benson made noted, “Homes are so important in people’s lives and to our society that we can never rest. It will never be ‘good enough’ or affordable enough. We can always get better.”
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