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Deer Haven Tour: Architect's residence goes LEED zero energy ready with warm modernism design

Started Nov 12, 2018 0 Replies

Join Evan behind the scenes for a tour of his personal residence that he designed to LEED (pending Platinum) & Zero Energy Ready Standards. A labor of love with a warm modernism feel that was…Continue

Tags: LEED, Energy, Zero, Zero, Net

Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Salcido Nov 19, 2018. 11 Replies

Hi, all There has been renewed interest in this conversation …Continue

Tags: HERS, Minisplits, Ductless

Tour 2 IL New Built Homes - 1 LEED Silver - 1 Zero Energy Ready

Started Oct 18, 2018 0 Replies

During the IL Green Built Home Tour, we looked at 2 homes right down the road from each other to check out…Continue

Tags: Energy, Zero, DOE, Silver, LEED

Take a tour of an IL Zero Energy Ready Modular Home 3pt series

Started Oct 17, 2018 0 Replies

Architect Tom Bassett Dilley wants to invite you into this exclusive tour of a zero energy ready modular prefabricated home. Craned right into Oak Park IL, Tom details the challenges and…Continue

Tags: ZEHR, Ready, Energy, Zero, Modular

 

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Introduction to Modeling and Simulation of Thermal Management and Fire Protection of Buildings - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

February 27, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
This webinar will introduce the concept of a model: how it is defined, how it is useful, and what its limitations are. Then, fundamental means of heat transfer will be recalled with practical illustrations for building designs.Next, a benchmark for a thermal bridge in a building will be presented and the corresponding computer model will be built and solved live using the COMSOL Multiphysics® software. The results will be discussed, as will possible model extensions.The following part of the…See More
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Studies on Retrofits with Respiratory Health, and Indoor Air Quality - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

February 20, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
In this webinar, Miller will present results of her recent EPA-funded CHEER study on Energy Efficiency Retrofits, Respiratory Health, and Indoor Air Quality. Results show an association between self-reported respiratory symptoms and increased residential air exchange rates in urban areas. Additional webinar topics include how wildfires an impact indoor air quality in homes, why exhaust ventilation in homes is needed for removing combustion air pollutants from cooking and specifically in passive…See More
Feb 11
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10 pro-tips to get your next project to zero energy with ease - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

January 30, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
DescriptionOver several years and many different projects, we have been able to identify some clear wins to help you take your next project to zero energy with little effort or extra cost. Join us we seek to help you breakdown the barriers to getting to zero energy and learn these 10 tested pro tips used throughout various project spanning from new construction, renovation, single family, multifamily and/or light commercial. It's really not that hard! Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour…See More
Jan 24
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How to easily improve air quality for LEED and states with ventilation codes - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

February 6, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
This course will provide a basis for ventilation practices needed to provide healthy indoor air quality for occupants of residential homes. A review of current Michigan and pending ventilation codes changes in Ohio will be followed by three strategies for meeting code. Most of these codes apply to any state requiring ventilation and LEED for Homes. Final, proper sizing and installation practices will be discussed, to ensure maximum performance of the designed ventilation system. Continuing…See More
Jan 22
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The Smart Enclosure System: Building in the Anthropocene - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

January 23, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
The Smart Enclosure System offers a 21st-century guide to advanced high-performance building assemblies. The System is a toolkit that can help you maximize the positive impact of your building projects: providing optimized comfort, safety, energy efficiency, and negative carbon emissions.This presentation gives participants an understanding of the underlying logic: the principles, the tiers, and resources - the framework to not just contemplate action, but to take action, now. It will help…See More
Jan 15
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Can we build fast, offsite, right sized and foam-free homes that perform better? - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

January 9, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
The construction industry as a whole is evolving. Consumers are not only demanding the most efficient spaces to live in, but developed in a way that integrates the shared economy - the sharing an investment - in this case a house, to reduce the total cost of ownership and in some cases, not having to invest anything into a home - and simply share part of someone else's healthy home.On top of that, we can now produce entirely foam free structures that keep water out, heat in and can be put up in…See More
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Can we build fast, offsite, right sized and foam-free homes that perform better? - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

January 9, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
The construction industry as a whole is evolving. Consumers are not only demanding the most efficient spaces to live in, but developed in a way that integrates the shared economy - the sharing an investment - in this case a house, to reduce the total cost of ownership and in some cases, not having to invest anything into a home - and simply share part of someone else's healthy home.On top of that, we can now produce entirely foam free structures that keep water out, heat in and can be put up in…See More
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Residential End Uses of Water - Research and Trends - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

January 16, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
The Residential End Uses of Water Study, published in 2016 by the Water Research Foundation details how water is used in single-family homes across North America. This course will review American water demand trends with a particular focus on the residential sector and will identify areas where future demand reductions will be achieved. The course will focus on consumption data and how demand changes have occurred as well as what future potential exists. The demand trends of toilets, clothes…See More
Dec 27, 2018
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Residential End Uses of Water - Research and Trends - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

January 16, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
The Residential End Uses of Water Study, published in 2016 by the Water Research Foundation details how water is used in single-family homes across North America. This course will review American water demand trends with a particular focus on the residential sector and will identify areas where future demand reductions will be achieved. The course will focus on consumption data and how demand changes have occurred as well as what future potential exists. The demand trends of toilets, clothes…See More
Dec 26, 2018
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Nov 21, 2018
Rob Salcido replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"Hello Brett, Without looking at the previous discussion, the question can be answered in many ways.  Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?  Better than what on the HERS? A ductless system will have a better HERS Index than a ducted…"
Nov 19, 2018
John White replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"Ductless, mini split-system air-conditioners have many potential applications in residential, commercial and institutional buildings. The most common applications are found in multi-family houses or as an option for homes with "non-ducted"…"
Nov 19, 2018
David Butler replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"Hi Sean, my comment re: actionable cooling load was about the application of ductless, not related to Brett's question on impact on HERS. Sorry if I conflated the two."
Nov 16, 2018
Sean Lintow Sr replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"Assuming same efficiency - apples to apples - off the top of my head the only way a ducted system gets penalized is in the leakage to outside & where are the ducts / insulation. You have your ducts all inside the envelope there should be no…"
Nov 15, 2018
David Butler replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"By 'actionable', I mean the load is such that the homeowner actually needs to use A/C, as opposed to what the software might predict. Most of the US has actionable cooling loads, except higher elevations. I explain my logic for not using…"
Nov 15, 2018

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

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 11:08am 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 8:30pm 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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Indoor Air Quality Monitors and Meters

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RESNET HERS Rater Hybrid Training (Classroom Section in NH) at Online/ Classroom Component in Manchester, NH

April 29, 2019 at 9am to May 24, 2019 at 5pm
Online Component: NEW- On-Demand Training Modules (with Live Office Hours) Office Hours: April…See More
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City Pages: What They Are & How to Use Them Right

Recently, we have been talking a lot about…See More
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Al Tibbs replied to Rob Madden's discussion Indoor Air Quality Monitors and Meters
"I would take a look at Gray Wolf products. They are the best I have used. I have tried most over…"
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Blower Door and Duct Blaster!

Hey everyone, I have some great items for sale a Minneapolis blower door with dg-700. I also have a…See More
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Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

Discuss the pros and cons of the equipment you are interested in prior to purchase. Post equipment…See More
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Technology and Customer Service

I read this line in a Forbes article … "Time and technology wait for no one, and customer loyalty…See More
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EERE Request for Information Concerning Efficient & Flexible Building Loads

The DOE Building Technologies Office has issued a Request for Information to solicit feedback from…See More
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