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How to become a Certified GreenHome Professional - Free Webinar!

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The Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) training is a way to learn about the basics of residential green building/design and where we are headed in the future. Land the job/project by showing…Continue

Tags: Credential, Building, Home, Green

Virtual CEU Tour of the Pembroke Passive Solar Zero Energy Ready Home

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brett Little on Thursday. 6 Replies

It's not often that someone makes their vacation home a place to advance social justice AND Green Building but Neil Peck does just that! He invites you in to take a tour of the Pembroke Passive Solar…Continue

Tags: Energy, Ready, CEUS., Zero, GreenStar

All GHI events now BPI CEU Approved!

Started Feb 26 0 Replies

You asked and we answered. All upcoming GHI Free CEU webinars will now be approved for Building Performance…Continue

Tags: CEU, Continuing, Education, Units, CES

West Michigan Organizations Awarded LEED Homes Power Builders

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

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The Economics of Zero Energy Homes: Single Family Insights - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

October 24, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
Zero-energy (ZE) and zero-energy ready (ZER) homes currently comprise less than 2% of single family residential new construction, largely due to outdated or overstated cost assumptions. Because single family homes make up over 40% of the energy consumed by our building stock, increasing market penetration of ZE homes is essential to helping cities meet their aggressive greenhouse gas emission goals while creating a more clean, prosperous, and secure low-carbon future.Continuing Education Units…See More
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How to become a Certified GreenHome Professional - Free Webinar!

The Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) training is a way to learn about the basics of residential green building/design and where we are headed in the future. Land the job/project by showing employers or potential clients you have an understanding of green building and are continuously learning more. On top of that, you can score extra points in the GreenStar rating system! …See More
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Full Circle Urban Forestry: Introducing Urban Wood Opportunities - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

December 5, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
Many common urban tree removal practices in the United States view felled urban trees as costly waste. However, trees removed from our cities and communities due to death, storm damage, or other circumstances are a resource worth saving. When processed, sold, and utilized, the U.S. could produce nearly 4 billion board feet annually to cushion local economies, reduce expenses for communities, and provide a sustainable, renewable resource for distinctive finishes in built spaces. This…See More
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Brett Little replied to Brett Little's discussion Virtual CEU Tour of the Pembroke Passive Solar Zero Energy Ready Home
"You know utilities are pretty complex, especially in IL, however it looks like just about 6.8 cents / KWH is what he generated and what he is charged but there a lot of other fees tacked on there and taken away here and there. "
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Dave Taylor liked Brett Little's discussion Virtual CEU Tour of the Pembroke Passive Solar Zero Energy Ready Home
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Brett Little's 2 events were featured
Oct 9
Todd Williams replied to Brett Little's discussion Virtual CEU Tour of the Pembroke Passive Solar Zero Energy Ready Home
"He said in the video (12:20) he sells the generated power on a market for people that need renewable energy credits. The mandate makes it viable."
Oct 8
Ed Minch replied to Brett Little's discussion Virtual CEU Tour of the Pembroke Passive Solar Zero Energy Ready Home
"Bret Thanks - I also found the attachment that had more specs on it.  The windows are triple glazed - what are the numbers?  Is he really paying 3.6¢/kWh? Ed"
Oct 8
Brett Little replied to Brett Little's discussion Virtual CEU Tour of the Pembroke Passive Solar Zero Energy Ready Home
"Hi, Ed That is one reason we avoid talking about energy costs vs energy use because it is so complex per utility. We are up in climate zone 5 here for the solar in cloudy IL but yes, that does seem very low!  You can press pause the video and…"
Oct 8
Ed Minch replied to Brett Little's discussion Virtual CEU Tour of the Pembroke Passive Solar Zero Energy Ready Home
"I sure wanted to know more about the wall and roof construction, type of insulation, window numbers, air sealing techniques, floor area, south facing and total window area. etc, etc. Also, something is wrong with the numbers.  At 13:35 of part…"
Oct 8
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Virtual tour BPI Tour of the Pembroke Passive Solar Zero Energy Ready Home

It's not often that someone makes their vacation home a place to advance social justice AND Green Building but Neil Peck does just that! He invites you in to take a tour of the Pembroke Passive Solar home, a beautiful new build located 75 miles south of Chicago nestled in a Black Oak Savanna. Neil takes you in to describe how he achieved GreenStar Gold Certification and the Zero Energy Ready Badge. Using solar pv, solar thermal, all electric HVAC, better walls, proper window orientation, and…See More
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Introduction to fully ducted heat pumps for all electric heating and cooling - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

November 7, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
This session discusses the concept of high-performance homes and buildings and the application of variable refrigerant flow (VRF) ducted heat pumps to meet their design and efficiency requirements. It reviews different types of ducted indoor units, the special design considerations associated with them and how to effectively design for cold climate installations.Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour inGreen Building Certificate Institute (GBCI)Building Performance Institute (BPI)…See More
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Building Clean - The Benefits to Buying Local, Buying Healthy Energy Efficient Building Products - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

November 14, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
The BlueGreen Alliance Foundation has a tool to help everyone from building professionals to consumers find energy efficient housing products that are healthy and made locally. Building Clean—found atwww.BuildingClean.org—offers an easy-to-use interface to access its one-of-a-kind database to help you identify products that meet customer demands and certification requirements for healthy, American-made, energy and water efficient products. The database includes more than 3,500 U.S. facilities…See More
Sep 26
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Using Pearl Certification to Bridge the gap between home energy and value - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

October 3, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
In this webinar, “The Power of the Pearl Connection”, Pearl Certification’s Cynthia Adams, CEO and Robin LeBaron, COO, will explain the Pearl Advantage Network and how it’s working for contractors, brokers, builders, and real estate agents. We’ll talk about the general challenges of getting energy efficiency and renewables into the real estate transaction AND how Pearl has innovated a solution to overcome that barrier.Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour inGreen Building Certificate…See More
Sep 26
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Using Pearl Certification to Bridge the gap between home energy and value - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

October 3, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
In this webinar, “The Power of the Pearl Connection”, Pearl Certification’s Cynthia Adams, CEO and Robin LeBaron, COO, will explain the Pearl Advantage Network and how it’s working for contractors, brokers, builders, and real estate agents. We’ll talk about the general challenges of getting energy efficiency and renewables into the real estate transaction AND how Pearl has innovated a solution to overcome that barrier.Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour inGreen Building Certificate…See More
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Full Circle Urban Forestry: Introducing Urban Wood Opportunities - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

October 17, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
Many common urban tree removal practices in the United States view felled urban trees as costly waste. However, trees removed from our cities and communities due to death, storm damage, or other circumstances are a resource worth saving. When processed, sold, and utilized, the U.S. could produce nearly 4 billion board feet annually to cushion local economies, reduce expenses for communities, and provide a sustainable, renewable resource for distinctive finishes in built spaces. This…See More
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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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ENERGY STAR Version 3

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The Economics of Zero Energy Homes: Single Family Insights - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

October 24, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
Zero-energy (ZE) and zero-energy ready (ZER) homes currently comprise less than 2% of single family…See More
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Mandy Leazenby replied to Allison A. Bailes III's discussion ENERGY STAR Version 3
"I've only ever worked on Energy Star with Habitat for Humanity.  But we have very few…"
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How to become a Certified GreenHome Professional - Free Webinar!

The Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) training is a way to learn about the basics of…See More
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Testing Air Quality with Your Nose: Control Your HOMEChem

Charlie Weschler sits down with Grace and Corbett and gives fascinating examples of the complexity of indoor air chemistry. He is an air quality legend, a professor on three continents, and a super nice guy.
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John White replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"Well, I think it completely depends on the purpose and requirement of the test. Testing one unit in…"
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"I can use my Duct Blaster on any house that I expect to be less than 1300 CFM through the…"
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Sean Lintow Sr replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"FYI, he is in Illinois where code is 5 (well up until March as noted when it drops to 4)  Heh…"
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"Here are two pictures of the duct blaster fan as a blower door.  1 in a door and 1 in a…"
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"What standard are you testing to? Energy Star requires 5 ACH @ 50.   Code is 3.0 etc…"
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John Nicholas replied to Jerry Needham's discussion Blower door test for small apartment building
"What standard are you testing to? Energy Star requires 5 ACH @ 50.   Code is 3.0 etc…"
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Franco Oyuela replied to Allison A. Bailes III's discussion ENERGY STAR Version 3
"The ENERGY STARnew homes program has been around since the mid-1990s and is currently undergoing…"
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Blake Reid commented on Blake Reid's blog post Managing Mold & Humidity (in Hawaii)
"Thank you very much! They're actually the same, though - the one with the dehu cover photo has…"
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John Proctor commented on Blake Reid's blog post Managing Mold & Humidity (in Hawaii)
"Nice post -- much better than the one that only showed the dehumidifier."
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Full Circle Urban Forestry: Introducing Urban Wood Opportunities - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

December 5, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
Many common urban tree removal practices in the United States view felled urban trees as costly…See More
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Brett Little replied to Brett Little's discussion Virtual CEU Tour of the Pembroke Passive Solar Zero Energy Ready Home
"You know utilities are pretty complex, especially in IL, however it looks like just about 6.8 cents…"
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yassin chahdi replied to Gary Wright's discussion Radiant Barrier Southeast
"It’s hard to choose on of these as most of the time the reviews and buying guides found on…"
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Bruce Fillmore replied to Mark Furst's discussion Bath fan weirdness
"In my opinion venting into any soffit is a bad idea, it usually requires a sharp bend to get into…"
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Tray Biasiolli replied to Mark Furst's discussion Bath fan weirdness
"I'd agree with Sean - we get wind effects regularly when measuring ventilation fan intake at…"
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