Vacation cabin gets gold LEED rating

Arb and Andrea Rylant have given their son Mark free rein in building their vacation home–and he did it, creating a lovely little cabin that’s also eco-friendly. In fact, it has been given a gold LEED rating. Mark Rylant is one of the founders of Method Homes, which specializes in sustainable building.

The home was built in sections in a Seattle warehouse using Forest Stewardship Council-certified Douglas fir framing, as well as reclaimed fir trim and cedar siding. The Rylant home earned a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold rating, given by the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program, which requires builders to meet strict sustainability standards.

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