This project was selected to be in the pilot program of the LEED Home program (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). We are proud to be one of the few firms selected to be part of the pilot testing for the expansion of the rating systems into residential projects. The 4,500 sq. ft. residence balances the space and comfort levels that are required of a high-end speculative project with the efficiencies and environmental considerations that are required by the LEED rating. Green considerations include the site selection, water efficiency, indoor air quality, materials and resources, energy usage, and provisions for the home owner’s education. The home is traditional and grand and satisfies the space and feature requirements that are expected for a home within its market sector. The project illustrates that across tastes and market sectors there are educated decisions that we all should be making.