In designing or renovating any home, homeowners often have the same goal -- to stay within budget while achieving the vision that they desire. But as the green movement gains momentum, homeowners and the architecture and design community are also thinking of ways to create environmentally friendly designs. This was the case for Robin Wilson, owner of New York-based interior design firm Robin Wilson Home, when she designed the private residence of Robert F. Kennedy Jr. -- located in Mount Kisco, NY. The designer worked as part of a six-member team with the client to achieve a Gold LEED-certified residence.
"The overall design goal for the Kennedy Green House project was to show consumers that eco-friendly design can be accomplished within any budget -- and it can be beautiful," said Wilson whose firm focuses on the four principles of sustainability: recycle, reuse, renewable and non-toxic. "The client was focused on the fact that innovative green technologies offer the best hope for saving the planet, and sustainability is a cornerstone of this process."