Brett Little
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MI's First GreenStar Certified New Home nears 0 energy

During the time when Marsha & John Reeves were in the market for a new home after deciding to move from…Continue

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Started Dec 23, 2014

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

Started Jun 13, 2014

 

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Brett Little replied to George Kopf's discussion Green feature values in Real Estate
"I agree - the ball is in our court to help them understand but we also need them to want to understand and listen. I am excited to continue to work the "home evaluation professionals", realtors, appraisers and lenders. Appraisers need to…"
Jan 15
Brett Little replied to George Kopf's discussion Green feature values in Real Estate
"We would be lucky to have that George!  The only way to get that data would be to do a lot of data research on the MLS comparing one feature before installed and then after. We would need to capture it all in the sales. The house is a system…"
Jan 15
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Does Home Performance includes Accessibility? at Online

January 14, 2015 from 12pm to 1pm
Working on Green Homes you find yourself involved in focusing on energy, health, water, materials and site/community impact but what about accessibility? Did you know that 20% growing number of American's cannot access the current housing stock based on special needs? The question we ask at the Institute is, is a home truly green if it is not accessible? Have we ignored the social sustainability leg of triple bottom line if we do not build, design and remodel to meet basic accessibility…See More
Jan 8
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HVAC Part III (LEED Platinum Certified)

"Thank you for sharing these Tom."
Jan 2
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MI's First GreenStar Certified New Home nears 0 energy

During the time when Marsha & John Reeves were in the market for a new home after deciding to move from the Ann Arbor region, they happened upon a green home educational session put on by the SE region’s sustainability design expert,Michael Klement. There were sold from there.“According to my teachers, the two primary guidelines…See More
Dec 23, 2014
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MI's First GreenStar Certified New Home nears 0 energy

During the time when Marsha & John Reeves were in the market for a new home after deciding to move from the Ann Arbor region, they happened upon a green home educational session put on by the SE region’s sustainability design expert,Michael Klement. There were sold from there.“According to my teachers, the two primary guidelines…See More
Dec 23, 2014
Brett Little commented on Tom White's video
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The Future of Housing - And How Airtightness Can Help

"It's very true! So many people and contractors have tons of insulated attics but no air seal and heat is just convecting out of the home in our cold weather climate states!  What I also want to see are studies on convection looping going…"
Dec 18, 2014
Brett Little commented on Tom White's video
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Blue House Energy Online Education

"Great! Awareness was the #1 goal so it looks like it worked."
Dec 4, 2014
Brett Little commented on Tom White's video
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Blue House Energy Online Education

"Tom - This is great. We are working with BHE to deliver the training in the states. Can you help us get the word out?  http://www.alliancees.org/build-science-basics-in-existing-homes-online-modules/"
Dec 4, 2014
Brett Little commented on Chris Laumer-Giddens's blog post Mini-Split Heat Pumps are Quirky, Especially their Capacity
"Trying to understand your myth buster here. Mini splits do or don't work in cold climates? Set and forget it is good or not good? (With just mini splits or everything?)  Anyway my guess is #1 They do work in cold weather, #2 Set and…"
Sep 25, 2014
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Aug 27, 2014
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Aug 27, 2014
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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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014
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, 2014

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Alliance for Environmental Sustainability
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Living Future Accreditation (LFA), LEED APH, GreenStar Professional
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Restorative Buildings
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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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Posted on May 31, 2014 at 5:30pm — 14 Comments

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