Feb 27, 2008

Culligan Provides “Green” Water for LEED Platinum Certified Remodeled Home

House boasts eco-friendly softening and filtration technology

Culligan donated the water softener and drinking water systems for the world’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes Platinum Certification for a home remodel--a 1948 rambler. Platinum is the highest level of certification awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council for residential LEED. The home in Minnetonka, Minn., is a product of the environmental organization Live Green, Live Smart green housing project, with virtually every square foot devoted to energy efficiency, water conservation and healthy occupancy.

Culligan Water Conditioning provided the solutions necessary to upgrade the home’s existing water treatment systems to meet LEED standards. The equipment donation involved a Culligan Smart-Sensor water softener and The Culligan Good Water Machine reverse osmosis (RO) filtration unit for drinking water.

"Culligan Water Conditioning of Minnetonka wanted to support the Green Movement and participate in this project because we believe in the environmental direction that the home is trying to promote, and we know that our products support this type of initiative. It is the wave of the future. Culligan has some of the most environmentally friendly water conditioners and filters available on the market today, and our involvement was a testament to the quality and capabilities of our products,” said President John Packard.

Prior to the home’s remodel, the previous owners had left a 15-year-old Culligan rental unit in the utility room. When the new owner--Live Green, Live Smart founder and CEO Peter Lytle--moved in, he discovered the softener and decided to give Culligan an opportunity to contribute to the Live Green, Live Smart project.