News : Built to Last

Sep 8, 2010

From Coastal Home

By Jim Cavan

When Marc and Cheryl Batchelder decided to build a home that was as energy-efficient as possible, they didn't just go for he gold - they went for the platinum.

In July of 2009, the newly minted Batchelder home, located on Lawrence Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, was awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's (LEED) Platinum certification, the organization's highest mark. 

The home was the 216th nationwide to achieve such recognition. When the project began there were only 28 Platinum-certified homes throughout the country.  Such a jump in LEED-certified projects -- a wave the Batchelders were more than happy to ride -- speaks to the growing and fervent demand for the more energy efficient, carbon-neutral homes.... To read the full article click here!