Live Green, Live Smart® is a socially responsible business, dedicated to fostering a sustainable planet by changing the way we think about, build and remodel our buildings. We promote green building science practices through primary research, education and training, certification programs and joint ventures focused on sustainable shelters and lifestyles. We provide free sustainable building information and primary research to our web users and certification partners. We return 100% of our profits back to meeting our goals and objectives of creating a sustainable planet. Learn more. Scroll down to view our initatives.
Primary Research Efforts
The Sustainable House is the worlds’ highest ranked and highest rated home for: LEED for Homes®, Energy Star® and Minnesota GreenStar® programs. It is incorporates a Permaculture designed landscape, utilizes a Xeriscape criteria for landscaping, it utilizes the criteria for Century Design Shelters, American Lung Association healthy home criteria, Universal Living criteria and Smart House criteria. This 1948 remodel in Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA was created by 7 teams of 248 individuals in 2007 and 2008.
Live Green, Live Smart is currently researching green weddings to further explore the influence that a green wedding has on the long-term impact of a couple's sustainable lifestyle and building and remodeling habits. Live Green, Live Smart is also creating standards for the emerging green wedding industry which it will freely share with individuals and organizations.
Live Green, Live Smart's The Sustainable House, a LEED for Homes Pilot Project received the US Green Building Council's (USGBC) highest certification score - LEED Platinum! The Sustainable House is the first remodeled residence to ever receive this ultra-high level of LEED certification.
The Sustainable House is also the first Minnesota GreenStar Gold level home; this is Minnesota GreenStar’s highest rating.
Read about the Sustainable House's progress from the very beginning in our Construction Diary and see the issues the teams faced and the solutions created. Down load photos and detailed information from the Sustainable Home menu.
SNUG HOUSE Project
Snug House is the winner of the 2008 Live Green, Live Smart Design Award for an affordable, green shelter. Peter Yackel led the design project created in a joint venture with LOCUS Architecture out of Minneapolis. To view the project go to SNUG HOUSE. Find out more about this unique and exciting sustainable design from LOCUS Architecture call: 612-706-5600 or visit their web site at: locusarchitecture.com. A SNUG House can be yours, it has the potential to be a platinum LEED for Homes project that has a cost that is affordable. Click here for more Snug House information.
Secondary Research Efforts
Visit our Library and our Technology Sections for a list of research topics and links.
Training, Consulting and Certification Programs
The Live Green, Live Smart / Certified Professional (CP) designation is a certification that is earned by a select few professionals. The CP Training is done in joint venture with CSP. This certification is designed to educate Real Estate professional on the topics or Sustainability, Green Building Science and provide them with educational materials for their practice.
Building and Remodeling Training
Live Green, Live Smart has partnered with Saint Paul College's Customized Training and Consulting for training builders and remodelers. For more information contact David Baker at Saint Paul College: 651-846-1583 or visit the Integrated Green website to learn more.
Customized Training and Speaking
If you or your organization would like Green Building Science Training Programs or talks send us an e-mail for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Green Coaching and Consulting
Live Green, Live Smart Consulting works with non-profit organizations, Association and corporations across the world helping them position themselves and educate stakeholders on a greener planet. If you have professionals that need to know what green is, how to position for a green business or you need an eco-strategy look into our consulting services.
Joint Venture / Partnerships
Live Green, Live Smart Builders is a licensee of Live Green, Live Smart and is dedicated to the building and remodeling of shelters in the United States.
Live Green, Live Smart has partnered with organizations around the world to support our research efforts. Click here to view our list of partners.
Live Green, Live Smart has partnered with CSP of Canada and the United States to provide certified training for Real Estate Professionals.
Live Green, Live Smart has partnered with Saint Paul College to provide training to builders and remodelers .