Fairway to Green

A private residence in Las Vegas’ Spanish Trail community was chosen by the U.S. Green Building Council as the recipient of LEED Silver certification for its energy-efficient design and construction. Located at 27 Burning Tree Court, the home is the third LEED certified residential project by Michael Gardner and one of only 68 homes with LEED certification in Southern Nevada. LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, offers a green building rating system for almost all buildings, community and home project types.

Residents Jamie and Sara Costello saw the value in building a LEED certified home, and Michael implemented several green building strategies that earned the residence its Silver certification. The home was built with a ventilation system that circulates outdoor air to flow inside, which aids in cleaner air, and indoor moisture control along with high-efficiency air filters are in place to help prevent the formation of allergens.

In addition, cost-effective measures were taken such as sealing and insulation throughout the home to help offset the costs of heating and cooling. Plus, all materials used were sourced within a 500-mile radius.

Two home sites were combined to build the 8,120-square-foot single-story residence, which features four bedrooms, a library, media room and wine room in one section of the home. Two home offices and an expansive gym are situated on the opposite side to create a separate work area and exercise space. A four-car garage and separate two-car garage allows for ample car and storage space.

To view the article published in Luxury Las Vegas magazine written by Buck Wargo regarding this home, click here.