Gallery: PHOTOS: Venice, CA’s First LEED Platinum Home is a Remodel of ...

Venice, California now has a LEED Platinum building within its city limits thanks to the sustainable aptitude of Duvivier Architects and their design of the Brooks Residence. The home received a total of 109 points, ranking it within the top 10 LEED rated homes in California and the top 25 LEED rated homes in the US. Principal of Duvivier Architects, Isabelle Duvivier, is an ongoing advocate for low-tech, simple, and modern design implementations -- not to mention an environmentalist at heart. So unlike typical LEED Platinum buildings which are built completely new, the Brooks Residence is a remodel and addition to a 1912 Craftsman Cottage. That means in addition to the typical day lighting schemes, ventilation (there is no need for air conditioning), low-flow fixtures, and energy saving appliances, this home has a number of unique stories that begin to reveal themselves as soon as you step over the entry threshold.

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