Apologies to Paul Simon, but when I looked at the long list of design ideas I compiled while at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando, I thought I’d try to mention 50 of them—a nice round num
Should there be a ‘Pretty Good House’ standard?
Builders are considering a new standard higher than code-minimum but less demanding than LEED and other certifications.
Building professionals are debating whether the industry would benefit from a so-called “Pretty Good House” standard. This would provide a guide for making design and construction choices setting a bar for a better house than the code-minimum house that is not as complicated as certification programs. This standard would provide a list of options without being as prescriptive as LEED or similar standards programs.