Postcard from Paris Selected by The Cliffs Communities as Designer for Green Home
(Greenville, SC: April 9, 2007) Postcard from Paris has been selected by The Cliffs Communities as the interior design firm for its environmentally sustainable model home at The Cliffs at Mountain Park. The Cliffs has also named Johnston Design Group as the architect of the project. The home will showcase the “green” movement, highlighting the ability to design and build homes in an environmentally friendly manner while preserving comfort, style, and quality.
Linda McDougald of Postcard from Paris notes, “Designing responsibly, with an understanding of how your work impacts the natural environment, enhances a lifestyle in very exciting ways. Selection of materials, orientation of a structure, use of natural light, implementation of lighting and energy controls – these are simple elements to address and they can have such a positive influence on the home equally as much as on the environment.”
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System is the “nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings.” Obtaining LEED certification is among the goals of architect Scott Johnston of Johnston Design Group.
“This certification is an important mark of environmental responsibility, noting the home as healthy and comfortable while conserving energy, reducing waste, and lowering operating costs,” notes Johnston. “This is what the future of design holds.”
The home is expected to be completed in the fall.