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Cottage Home Receives LEED Platinum Certification for Homes

Cottage Home, designers and builders of well appointed beach houses and cottages, have achieved United States Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED® for Homes Platinum certification for the design and construction of two new West Michigan lakeshore homes. The LEED Green Building Rating System is the USGBC’s leading ranking classification reserved for the world’s greenest, most energy-efficient buildings. Cottage Home’s Shoreline Idea House and Suequehanna Lake Home achieved this designation by following the rigorous design and construction guidelines of the LEED for Homes certification program.

The sustainable design of these homes provides many benefits including lower energy and water bills, greater efficiency and comfort, reduced exposure to mold, mildew and other toxins, and fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Because of these benefits, the trend toward greener home design and construction is growing both nationwide and along the West Michigan lakeshore.

The Shoreline Idea House is located adjacent to the Wau-Ke-Na (“forest-by-the-water”), the largest of the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy’s preserves, and is surrounded by forests, fields, streams, ponds, bluffs, and beaches. This 3764 sq. ft. house contains 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and an additional 1346 sq. ft. of porch space.

The Suequehanna Lake Home is located on one of four home sites in the Suequehanna, or “pure water” community in Glenn, Michigan. This exclusive Cottage Home sanctuary was designed with an emphasis on state-of-the-art sustainable living in a pristine natural setting. Each of the four homes are designed and built to LEED standards. Suequehanna residents have access to a private beach and the community is bordered by the 365-acre Wau-Ke-Na nature preserve to the east.