Thin Flats Eco Housing by Onion Flats and Plumbob

Thin Flats Eco Housing by Onion Flats and Plumbob

Jen DeRose
Mar 4, 2009

This could be the first Leed Platinum project in Pennsylvania. The developer, a trio of brothers, including an architect, a real estate agent, and a plumber, have applied for the USGBC's highest certification.

"The development is expected to use 60% less energy, 50% less water, and divert 60% of construction waste from landfills," according to the article at Jetson Green.

Other factors include Concrete with 25% fly ash, rooftop solar thermals that provide all the hot water for the units, and rainwater cistern for landscaping use. The housing contains 8 units with prices starting at $549,000.

Check out more about about the project at Onionflats.

photos: Onion Flats

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