If there were a single nugget of wisdom Kiki Goshay could impart about sustainable building after years spent planning and shaping and tweaking her family’s new ultra-green home in Kentfield, it would be this: You’re never done. “the key for me,” she says, “is that there aren’t any simple answers for any of it.”
the conventional wisdom about “green” homes suggests that the likes
of plug-and-play solar panels, gray water systems and triple-paned win-
dows alone are enough to make a home sustainable. Most green-building
rating systems, including LeeD, are grounded in this principle.