Brett Little
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What do you think of the LEED Platinum affordable rehab?

Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. (Akron YouthBuild) partnered with Saint-Gobain through the Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation with support from the Saint-Gobain family of companies, to complete…Continue

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America’s oldest net positive home remodel – How did they do it? Free Webinar at Online

September 10, 2014 from 12pm to 1pm
“When my wife Kelly and I bought our 110 year old Folk-Victorian home in Ann Arbor’s Old West Side Historic District, it was a dream come true: drafty old windows, lead paint, zero insulation, a half-century old furnace, asbestos siding, a gas powered mower in the shed and even a few pieces of coal scattered around the back yard. What more could a couple ask for? From the start we knew that homes use an astonishing 22% of energy consumed in the U.S. In fact, your home uses far more energy than…See More
Jul 16
Brett Little commented on Everblue's blog post More HERS Ratings Expected in 2015
"Don't forget 2012 IECC as an alternative compliance pathway addendum to also do this"
Jun 23
Brett Little posted a blog post

126 Unit Apt Complex East Lansing goes LEED Gold - How?

The 126 apartments that were renovated for this project were made possible by the Hometown Housing Partnership (HHP) of East Lansing.  HHP is a nonprofit that has been providing access to affordable housing for over 20 years, and was formerly known as East Lansing Housing and Neighborhood services.  In 2012 HHP became the managing general partner of 126 units of affordable housing at Deerpath…See More
Jun 23
Brett Little commented on Melissa Baldridge's blog post Off-the-Shelf – LEED & National Green Building Standard as Residential Building Code
"Melissa - Great post here on codes. It is seems if NGBS has positioned themselves well as the International Green Code (IGCC) is using NGBS as it's baseline. If someone jurisdiction wants to adopt a green code they can adopt IGCC which is…"
Jun 19
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What do you think of the LEED Platinum affordable rehab?

Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. (Akron YouthBuild) partnered with Saint-Gobain through the Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation with support from the Saint-Gobain family of companies, to complete a green renovation at 887 Garfield Street inAkron, OH.  Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 to manufacture glass for the Palace of Versailles in Paris, France. They are the Worlds largest building materials…See More
Jun 13
Brett Little replied to King Rosales's discussion Where did you buy your LED lights?
"LEDinovation - All america made, most efficient, warranty, dimmable, good color rendition and all around nice looking "
Jun 12
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America’s oldest net positive home remodel – How did they do it? Free Webinar at Online

September 10, 2014 from 12pm to 1pm
“When my wife Kelly and I bought our 110 year old Folk-Victorian home in Ann Arbor’s Old West Side Historic District, it was a dream come true: drafty old windows, lead paint, zero insulation, a half-century old furnace, asbestos siding, a gas powered mower in the shed and even a few pieces of coal scattered around the back yard. What more could a couple ask for? From the start we knew that homes use an astonishing 22% of energy consumed in the U.S. In fact, your home uses far more energy than…See More
Jun 12
Hannah Finch commented on Brett Little's blog post Despite record breaking cold winter our MI GreenStar Certified home saved 50% Energy!
"Thank you for sharing Brett!  This is awesome. "
Jun 10
Brett Little's blog post was featured

Despite record breaking cold winter our MI GreenStar Certified home saved 50% Energy!

Despite the extreme record breaking cold this winter, we still saved nearly 50% energy compared to the home prior to the remodel and about the same compared to conventional homes in West Michigan.…See More
Jun 10
David Eakin commented on Brett Little's blog post Despite record breaking cold winter our MI GreenStar Certified home saved 50% Energy!
"Brett, PA (like most states I presume) is a hodgepodge of compliance. All depends on what the local building codes require. One nearby township still does not require duct testing for new construction. Most have adopted most/all of the IECC 2009 but…"
Jun 6
Brett Little commented on Brett Little's blog post Despite record breaking cold winter our MI GreenStar Certified home saved 50% Energy!
"Hello David - Thank you for passing that on. Foaming the window interiors is another energy priority of mine but one that is below siding, painting and rain barrels to water my lawn. Great idea though but I do wonder how much it would improve my…"
Jun 5
David Eakin commented on Brett Little's blog post Despite record breaking cold winter our MI GreenStar Certified home saved 50% Energy!
"Brett, Good work! I know it's frustrating that you put so much work into your home and it now only tests out as "average" (not even "code"). Not knowing all the particulars I can see some areas you might want to address to…"
Jun 5
Brett Little commented on Brett Little's blog post Despite record breaking cold winter our MI GreenStar Certified home saved 50% Energy!
"I see where the confusion is Ron - Look at the 3rd graphic - You will see I translated CCFs of natural gas to KWHs. CCF is much cheaper than KWH's "
Jun 4
Ron Biffinger commented on Brett Little's blog post Despite record breaking cold winter our MI GreenStar Certified home saved 50% Energy!
"Brett, didn't you post the savings of 11,892 kWh?  It's simple, basic math from there no matter what it costs / kWh."
Jun 4
John Proctor commented on Brett Little's blog post Despite record breaking cold winter our MI GreenStar Certified home saved 50% Energy!
"If we want to actually do something about the amount of energy the US uses in heating and cooling buildings then we need to get into them and retrofit them with the things we know works. No fancy simulation programs with a lot of assumptions are…"
Jun 3
Brett Little commented on Brett Little's blog post Despite record breaking cold winter our MI GreenStar Certified home saved 50% Energy!
"@Ron - It is .14 cents here per KWH - No way that savings of $1,900 is possible. I have old homeowner's post upgrade data and it never went that high to save that much. Not possible. This is the fallacy of the HERS which also came to the same…"
Jun 3

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126 Unit Apt Complex East Lansing goes LEED Gold - How?

The 126 apartments that were renovated for this project were made possible by the Hometown Housing Partnership (HHP) of East Lansing.  HHP is a nonprofit that has been providing access to affordable housing for over 20 years, and was formerly known as East Lansing Housing and Neighborhood services.  In…

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Posted on June 23, 2014 at 8:08am

Despite record breaking cold winter our MI GreenStar Certified home saved 50% Energy!

Despite the extreme record breaking cold this winter, we still saved nearly 50% energy compared to the home prior to the remodel and about the same compared to conventional homes in West Michigan.…
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