My “Up in the Air” Thoughts on My Home’s Recent LEED® Silver Certification

By Trish Holder

I’m so conflicted right now. I’m like George Clooney in the movie UP IN THE AIR, after they tell him, midflight, that he has flown his ten millionth mile, making him part of a very, very exclusive club.

I, too, am part of a very exclusive club. Last week I got official word that the Greenspiration Home (my home) has earned LEED® Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This makes my home the first single-family home in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina to become LEED certified and one of just a handful of homes in the entire state.

For over 3 years this has been my goal. And it’s a HUGE accomplishment. But like Clooney’s character in the movie, I find myself in a state of total ambivalence. Read more…