Ignoring looming storm clouds, Codman Square residents and city officials came out to Wainwright Park on Saturday to celebrate the opening of Dorchester’s most environmentally sustainable home.

Located at 81 Brent Street, the new three-unit home was designed by Codman Square residents Cynthia Loesch and Ivan Liriano to showcase what they consider “green living” principles, minimizing their environmental impact and is expected to next the Dorchester’s first-ever LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum rating.

Loesch said that after years of lobbying for developers to implement green design practices in the area through the Codman Square Neighborhood Association, the couple chose to try their own hand at green development and show neighbors that sustainable homes can be a reality.

Head over to the Dorchester Reporter for more information; http://www.dotnews.com/2011/platinum-and-green-full-bloom-brent-street