NORFOLK — A Norfolk developer has struck gold building “green.”

Green Build It’s Lead Street home was the first to win a national LEEDS Certification for green concepts in building.

From passive solar energy to state of the art electrical and plumbing, the developer thinks green in all its projects.

Buildings must undergo stringent, eco- friendly guidelines to win LEEDS certification.

“Location of homes, how it links in with the community, education and awareness and things that can be done to promote green and healthy living,” said John Porter, Green Build It partner.

It’s one of two environmentally-friendly homes in Norfolk — the other is on 30th Street in Park Place.

Porter lives in that one, which he values at $230,000. He says the home on Lead Street is in the $180,000 range.

You can tour the winning home on Friday, April 23, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. as part of the Greening of Ghent, a weeklong Earth Day celebration in Norfolk.

by Joe Flanagan, 13News

13NEWS / WVEC.com

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