Brett Little
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West Michigan Organizations Awarded LEED Homes Power Builders

Started Jul 29, 2016 0 Replies

Recently two West Michigan Organizations were awarded the distinguishing “LEED Homes Power…Continue

Tags: Above, Code, Building, Green, for

Do you know how to make sense of all the green home certifications and labels?

Started Apr 10, 2015 0 Replies

When it comes to building, remodeling, designing or developing a residential single or multi family building there are many options and choices to show that it was done “Green”. …Continue

Tags: National, Building, Standard, Homes, for

MI's First GreenStar Certified New Home nears 0 energy

Started Dec 23, 2014 0 Replies

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

Tags: Metal, Near, Roof, Rain, catchment

What do you think of the LEED Platinum affordable rehab?

Started Jun 13, 2014 0 Replies

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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Jul 14
Brett Little replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"You do the audits? "
Jun 9
Brett Little replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"We are have been in contact with DOE. All systems go.  Get signed up here to be a HES Assessor  https://greenhomeinstitute.org/home-energy-score-assessor-interest-form/"
Jun 9
Brett Little replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"I second."
Jun 8
Brett Little replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Brett.Little@greenhomeinstitute.org"
Jun 5
Brett Little replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"I agree. The HES could happen without these but probably is not as effective. It is basically the cherry on top to give guidance on cost-effective savings for planned improvements, give homebuyers and understanding of operations costs for their…"
Jun 5
Brett Little replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Julie - I guess the question what is your definition of an energy audit. I realize it is a very subjective term. For example, some people put their utility bill in online and add in the square feet and get an EUI and then they think they just had an…"
Jun 5
Brett Little replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"The score is the audit! "
Jun 1
Brett Little replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Check out the study we did - 97% accuracy to utility data https://greenhomeinstitute.org/holland-energy-prize-biggest-loser-challenge-2016-final-report/ It's just like an MPG. When you buy or a operate car you need to know the MPG to determine…"
Jun 1
Brett Little replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"We are working with the City of Holland (Michigan) on their Community Energy Plan and they funded us to do 50 + pilot scores in the region. We are doing a large study with a PHD student and hope to release it soon on the effectiveness score. We also…"
Jan 4
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Jan 4
Brett Little replied to Rob Madden's discussion DOE Home Energy Score
"Get at me Dave - We are building a customized tool that can generate HES and pick up green home features eventually leading a green score as well. Brett.Little@greenhomeinstitute.org"
Jan 4
Brett Little replied to Tom White's discussion How do you define and guarantee quality?
"People don't know what they don't know. The program(s) guide one to spot obvious building failures and give recommendations to improve along with a mechanism for post-testing follow-up. Obviously, this does not get implemented unless it…"
Dec 29, 2016
Brett Little replied to Tom White's discussion How do you define and guarantee quality?
"LIKE"
Oct 13, 2016
Brett Little replied to Tom White's discussion How do you define and guarantee quality?
"Fantastic work here but the answer to your question " How do you define and guarantee quality? Is that we need 3rd party verification and quality assurance programs utilized and hold people accountable. Programs LEED, GreenStar, PHIUS, LBC,…"
Oct 13, 2016
Brett Little commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Better Building Codes Empower Utah Homebuyers to Look for Energy Efficiency
"New rating? This is just HERS. Good news!"
Sep 6, 2016

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Alliance for Environmental Sustainability
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Living Future Accreditation (LFA), LEED APH, GreenStar Professional
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126 Unit Apt Complex East Lansing goes LEED Gold - How?

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 8:08am 0 Comments

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

Posted on May 31, 2014 at 5:30pm 14 Comments

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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