Walking the Walk

Urban design from the front lines

Kevin Klinkenberg

Using urban design to make our lives more enjoyable and create wealth

This site is for all those interested in the making of cities and towns, and especially the lives of the humans that inhabit them. Kevin Klinkenberg is an architect and urban designer who's practiced from coast-to-coast. 

New Urbanism: LEED for Homes

Listen to Brian Hendrickson, LEED AP of 180 Urban Design, speak about LEED for Homes. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED for Homes is a rating system that promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes.



Why Buy a Green Home?

A green home uses less energy, water and natural resources, creates less waste, and is healthier and more comfortable for the occupants. Benefits for a LEED home includes lower energy and water bills, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and less exposure to mold, mildew and other indoor toxins. The net cost of owning a LEED home is comparable to that of owning a conventional home. LEED home requirements can still use traditional building materials, shapes and forms.

LEED for Home