Low-tech sustainable solutions help a St. Peters, Minn., home achieve LEED Gold.
Architect Sarah Nettleton, AIA, LEED AP, believes in the simple approach to life and to solving problems. In her view, whiz-bang technology is no substitute for common-sense techniques that promote energy efficiency. This is why the principal of Sarah Nettleton Architects first explores tried-and-true sustainable solutions that often are free but always effective. “Simple can be sustainable,” she says.
Nettleton applied this line of thinking as her firm designed this LEED Gold custom home overlooking the Minnesota River Valley in St. Peter.