Foreword by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Kennedy Green House is a chronicle of the eco-healthy remodeling and redesign of Bobby and Mary Richardson Kennedy's Westchester County home--with information on how you can incorporate the same environmentally responsible and health-conscious changes into your own home.
After a summer flood, the beautiful, historic home of Mary Richardson and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., was ravaged by mold black mold. Concerned by the potential effects of their home on their family's health and the environment, the Kennedys partnered with Robin Wilson Home and committed to turning their ''sick home'' into an eco-healthy home--one that promotes both the health of the family and the Kennedys' commitment to the preservation of our planet.
Kennedy Green House documents the transformation of the home by a ''Green Dream Team,'' from the drawing of architectural plans to the selection of eco-friendly building materials and power sources to the retooling of the home with health-promoting, energy efficient appliances and furnishings. Along the way, author Robin Wilson provides information and tips on how these changes can be implemented by any homeowner, whether it's a broad renovation or simple, affordable replacements of common household items. The book provides:
- A wide variety of color photographs documenting the entire process
- Side bar advice that shows you the ultimate, mid-range, and low-cost/easy solution to every upgrade
- A focus on maximizing energy, water efficiency, and indoor air quality
The LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), renovated Kennedy house will also showcase the latest in green technologies, sustainable building practices, and healthy home initiatives. Kennedy Green House
aims to inspire others to take action to improve the quality of their environment and health, and to serve as an educational tool for homeowners, builders, and interior designers.