Merit Award: Forward Tradition

This award winner shows that green building principles can be successfully incorporated into a traditional-style home.

Architect Michael Klement and contractor Doug Selby worked together with the client to achieve LEED platinum level certification for this green remodel. The first such project in Michigan.

Before: The existing kitchen.

The new open kitchen. Green features in the house include advanced framing techniques, an energy recovery ventilator, an insulated concrete form foundation, geothermal heating and cooling, water conservation methods, and spray foam insulation.

Before: The existing living room and staircase.

The treads on the custom stairs are made of recycled wood from a commercial project.

Bamboo flooring in the yoga room. The adjacent bathroom has Marmoleum [] flooring. The house also has bike staging area for the homeowners.

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