Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation Completes Its First Frank Gehry-Designed Home In New Orleans

“LEED Platinum certification is too often reserved for the wealthy, but Brad Pitt’s Make It Right Foundation reminds us that sustainability needn’t be prohibitively expensive. Look no further than the recently completed duplex in New Orleans’s Lower 9th Ward. It’s the first Make It Right home by Gehry, one of 21 local and international architects recruited by Pitt […]

Making It Right With Solar

Solar is playing a highly visible role in the reconstruction of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Make It Right… devised a clever solar financing model that is sustaining its own efforts and helping other New Orleans reconstruction groups incorporate solar. Download the full Photon Magazine article here.

Solar panels now available for affordable housing developers

“Make It Right, the Brad Pitt-led push to rebuild the storm-ravaged Lower Ninth Ward with affordable, energy-efficient housing, has launched a new initiative that aims to help make solar panels more accessible to other nonprofit developers in the city. “A separate, for-profit entity, called Make It Right Solar, has worked with two local housing development […]

Solar power: an electrifying home project

  “If you want to leave the smallest possible carbon footprint, you should consider switching to a solar electric (photovoltaic) system, or PV. Besides saving money on utility bills, PV systems reduce air pollution, stimulate the creation of green jobs and move the country closer to energy independence. Admittedly, it hasn’t moved the country much yet. “Consider […]

LLP’s 2010 Developments of Distinction Awards

Honorable Mention: Make It Right Solar     Make It Right Solar is a subsidiary of the Make It Right Foundation, founded by actor Brad Pitt, and serves as a renewable energy developer focused on affordable housing. MIRSolar has completed more than 40 residential solar panel installations in New Orleans’ historic Lower 9th Ward, thanks in part […]

Brad Pitt’s Make It Right houses are challenging the way New Orleans homeowners think about solar energy

“Before settling back on Tennessee Street, Ann Parfaite heard from neighbors that her future home, loaded with green building features like solar panels and rain-water collectors, would help cut her electricity bills by a third or more. “The Times-PicayuneSolar panels on the roof of Make It Right houses in the 9th Ward significantly reduce energy […]