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Cottage Home News

Make 2011 Your Forever ‘Green’ Summer

Cottage Home Summer’s Gate Homes Awarded LEED Platinum Certification

South Haven, Mich., July 22, 2011 — Cottage Home has once again achieved LEED® Platinum certification for the design and construction of the company’s two newest homes located in Summer’s Gate – the award-winning Lake Michigan community in South Haven.

LEED Platinum certification is the highest level of achievement in green homebuilding from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The LEED Green Building Rating System is the USGBC’s leading ranking classification for designing and constructing the world’s greenest, most energy-efficient and high-performing buildings.

Both LEED certified homes, Summer’s Gate Four and Summer’s Gate Eight, are the final homes available in the 12-home community.

Summer’s Gate Four features:

  • 1,818 square feet of well-appointed and furnished living
  • 3 bedrooms, a bunkroom and 2 1/2 baths
  • 377 square feet of decks and porches and an upper level loft

Summer’s Gate Eight offers:

  • 1,736 square feet of finished living space, fully furnished and outfitted
  • 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths
  • Finished private garage loft featuring a look out balcony

The many benefits of building a LEED certified home include lower energy and water bills, greater efficiency and comfort, higher quality air and less greenhouse gas emissions. “We are honored to achieve LEED Platinum certification for both homes in the Summer’s Gate community,” said Cottage Home president, Brian Bosgraaf. “Cottage Home has been committed to building energy-efficient, sustainable homes since our beginning. It’s rewarding that our homes continue to be recognized by the USGBC for sustainability.”