“Long View” LEED Home Awarded Best of Show, Designer’s Choice and First Place for Custom Home by AIBD California.
Clay Johnson’s Design Recognized for Excellent Energy-Efficiency, Use of Local Materials and Aesthetics.
Trinidad, Calif. (April 2, 2013) — The American Institute of Building Design (AIBD), California Society, awarded Clay Johnson’s design of “Long View” the Best of Show, Designer’s Choice and First Place for a Custom Home over 3,000 square-feet in the 2013 AIBD California Society Design Competition. Honored on Saturday, March 9 in Ventura, Calif., at the AIBD California Society Annual Conference, the awards recognize the LEED home (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for outstanding energy and water efficiency, use of local materials and its striking design.
Johnson started the design process for the project in August of 2009, and worked with Sandra Greenleaf, interior designer and Donna Wildearth, landscape designer, to set out achieve their client’s LEED goals by using cutting-edge green technology and innovative materials. General contractor David Kitchen joined the dedicated teams’ efforts as the prime contractor for the project. Completed in November 2012, “Long View,” is the first single-family LEED for Homes project constructed in Humboldt County.