Hodai Residence, Pacific Heights LEED Certified

Scope of Work

Construct a new 2665 square foot home on a steep hillside lot at the base of Pacific Heights. This project involved an extremely challenging hillside lot with extensive site work, mass excavation and Twenty foot tall poured in place retaining walls. The exterior of the house is a two tone STO finish with an asphalt shingle roof and Milgard Vinyl Windows. The interior features a concrete wall with smooth plaster finish, bamboo flooring and full wood jamb extensions at windows and doors. This home achieved Silver certification under the LEED for Homes program which recognizes excellence in Green Building.

Client Comments

“Three years ago we began the search for the best builder to construct our custom-designed house which we hoped would be a model of sustainability. At the annual builders show that year we walked around gathering information on ‘green’ suppliers, but the highlight was a conversation we struck up with Greg Thielen. Greg’s interest and enthusiasm were evident right away and his impressive references sealed our decision – and it was a decision we never regretted.”

Hodai Residence, Pacific Heights - Residential Construction

“Perhaps the best example of commitment to quality was Greg’s offer to have the project evaluated under formal LEED program requirements as an energy-efficient structure. Although additional construction and financial requirements were laid on him, Greg’s initiative insured that our new house is Silver-certified, bedsides being strong and beautiful.”

LEED Silver-Ceritification

LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in March 2000, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.

LEED promotes sustainable building and development practices through a suite of rating systems that recognize projects that implement strategies for better environmental and health performance. The LEED rating systems are developed through an open, consensus-based process led by LEED committees, diverse groups of volunteers representing a cross-section of the building and construction industry.


LEED green building silver certification