ASID & the USGBC have joined forces on what seems to be a much needed partnership for guidelines in best practices, which focus on residential remodeling based upon sustainable design principles, called ReGreen. The release of the completed guidelines happens at Interiors 08: The ASID Conference on Design next month.
The conference takes place in New Orleans, another great reason to go. While there, my agenda would include touring and exploring all of the great sustainable building happening in the fertile blank slate of New Orleans right now.
The plan is to present the guidelines, developed by “ASID and USGBC members and invited experts”, which will “complement the release of LEED for Homes, but is not itself a LEED-branded rating system”. With help provided by the open source implemented public comment spoke of the project, the think-tank model supports forward thinking and delivers what will likely prove to be a well-rounded blueprint in this field.
Apparently, space is limited for the upcoming conference, which takes place March 13-16, 2008.