LEEDing by Example
Leadership – Energy – Environment – Design
It is always much easier to say than it is to actually do. For example it’s easy to say, “I’m going to use less energy by riding my bike more places.” But to actually make that happen…well good intentions only go so far. I was asked to photograph a local LEED home For Newport Life’s Home edition where parents Derek and Tiffanie Boudreau are showing their kids that action speaks louder than words.
LEED was a new term to me, but I quickly learned its importance. LEED, which stands for Leadership, Energy, Environment, and Design are the foundation of building standards for a more environmentally sound new or existing construction project.
Aside from the responsible building aspect, what really struck me was the positive message the Boudreaus, are sending to their young children. They are implementing green living into their everyday lifestyle so as the kids grow older, living in an eco-friendly manner will simply be how things are done. It won’t be some impossible task is pushed off to the side just because it’s challenging. They will grow up knowing the value in the simplicity of saving energy, water, and the environment. It’s nothing fancy, but in their world, green living will just be how things are done. Read More…