Deltec Homes recently announced the completion of a LEED Platinum Home, achieving the highest possible certification from the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System administered by the US Green Building Council (USGBC). The home was constructed from foundation to finish in 106 hours for the television show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. One of only 25 Platinum certified homes nationwide, the home also achieved the Gold level awarded by the National Home Builder's Association Green Building Program. Celebrating 40 years of building sustainable, wind resistant, circular homes, Deltec is the first home builder to receive top ranking by both programs.
The construction of the award-winning home was featured on ABC Network's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on May 18. Deltec led a volunteer team of 17 builders from across the country to build a wind resistant home for a New Orleans family whose house was severely damaged twice-first by Katrina, then by a tornado that devastated their neighborhood. The first LEED certified home in Louisiana and the first green certified, hurricane resistant home for Extreme Makeover, the Deltec home was completed in only four days.
USGBC President, CEO and Founding Chair Rick Fedrizzi presented the LEED Platinum award to the homeowner and building team with high praise for the unprecedented accomplishment. "The collaborative effort required to create this home is to be commended," said Fedrizzi.
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