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

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

Started Apr 10

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

Tags: Metal, Near, Roof, Rain, catchment

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

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”. Which is right for you and your clients? In this session we will help you make sense of the different above code, better and available green building home certifications labels by comparing and contrasting programs that…See More
Apr 10
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Introduction to Green Home Certifications and Labels 101 - Free CE Webinar at Online

April 15, 2015 from 12pm to 1pm
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”. Which is right for you and your clients? In this session we will help you make sense of the different above code, better and available green building home certifications labels by comparing and contrasting programs that…See More
Apr 10
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What is your home MPG?

The residential energy performance score is here!
Jan 29
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
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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
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Blue House Energy Online Education

"Great! Awareness was the #1 goal so it looks like it worked."
Dec 4, 2014
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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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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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Shades of Gray in Residential Construction Morality

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