Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A New LEED Certified Home in our Midst

So I was at the Great Green Expo a few weeks ago and I met this guy who had a booth at the show. His name was Ave Topel. He proceeded to tell me about how he and his wife, Vicki, recently built a LEED Certified, sustainable home in nearby Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. So we talked some more and I realized I had read a story about this couple and their home in the Community News paper months ago. Long story short, Ave gave my wife, baby and I a tour of his home couple of days ago. The home is gorgeous. A beautiful blend a natural materials, sustainable building methods and modern comforts and conveniences. Turns out Ave and Vicki wrote a book about their journey in building a sustainable home, and they give very thorough educational tours of the home. Although the tours cost a little money, it is absolutely crucial for anyone even casually considering building a sustainable home. It will light a fire inside you and inspire you toward your dream.

So visit the Topel's website, schedule a tour and buy their book. Check out the book and movie reviews and see for yourself. I don't intend for this to be a commercial for them. I absolutely feel that their book and the tour are worth the money to anyone interested in sustainable living. Also read some of the articles published about their home and the LEED certification process.

Here's to sustainable living in Delaware!

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