Category Archives: LEED for Homes

Green? By what standard?

ngbsI was recently at a meeting between local leaders, discussing how the newly released National Green Building Standard (NGBS) fits in with existing state and city level green building programs and incentives.  There were a number of interested parties involved, including builders, designers, local utility companies, performance testers, city departments and state non-profits.  I was extremely happy that we had such a wide range of perspectives present; the conversation was most interesting and I’d like to quickly share some of the thoughts that came from the group.

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Location Selection Tools

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As the old adage suggests, location is everything.  Resources available in the neighborhood of your home will determine how efficient the lifestyle of the homeowners can be, before you even get to pouring your foundations.  In my opinion, considering the … Continue reading

Rivoli Construction join 2008 “Build it Green” Tour with Plan 22174

Mascord Home Plan 22174, the Abbott was featured on the  “Build it Green” tour organized by the Portland Office of Sustainable Development.

Builder Ray Rivoli constructed the house using eco-freindly materials, and utilizing state-of-the-art construction practices resulting in a beatiful home that is not only gorgeous to look at but also healthy to live in.

The sustainable interior design was masterfully completed by Misty Rivoli, of Rivoli Designs.

The home was recently awarded LEED for Homes Platinum certification.  Well done Ray & Misti!  Outstanding acheivement.


View photos of the home in our Gallery.

View details of  Plan 22174 – The Abbott.

For more information about the Build it Green Tour, visit the OSD Website