The ever growing need for sustainability is at the heart of the design for the Friday-Raines Residence. The low maintenance, efficient layout comprises several “green” technologies including geothermal heating, gray water collection, solar energy harvesting and energy-saving appliances. The home is located on a corner lot and was designed to shield the outdoor living space from the noise of the intersection. The private areas of the home are located along the quieter street while the more public areas are placed on the busier street. The dwelling was oriented to the south to maximize solar heat gain. It is designed following the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) guidelines with the hopes of earning LEED certification, which would make the home one of the first privately owned residence in Mississippi with this distinction.