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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

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

 

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Using the PVwatts Tool for Easy Solar Assessments - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

August 22, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
This presentation will include a demonstration of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) free online PVWatts tool for estimating the production of a photovoltaic system with a discussion of the solar resource data it uses from the National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) and how it fits in with other free NREL tools for analyzing photovoltaic systems and projects. This presentation is for people who want to learn about PVWatts capabilities and limitations who have a basic…See More
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Using the PVwatts Tool for Easy Solar Assessments - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

August 22, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
This presentation will include a demonstration of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) free online PVWatts tool for estimating the production of a photovoltaic system with a discussion of the solar resource data it uses from the National Solar Radiation Database (NSRDB) and how it fits in with other free NREL tools for analyzing photovoltaic systems and projects. This presentation is for people who want to learn about PVWatts capabilities and limitations who have a basic…See More
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Increasing Water Efficiency and Reducing Cost in Affordable Housing - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

August 15, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
Rising water costs hit owners of affordable housing particularly hard. While owners of market-rate apartments can pass on higher rates to tenants, owners of affordable homes typically operate under strict rent caps.These rising operational costs, driven in part by increases in water rates, could lead owners to defer maintenance to keep up with utility bills, or worse, lead to properties being financially unstable. In worst-case scenarios they could force buildings into foreclosures and…See More
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How to Electrify Everything In Your Life - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

July 11, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
Do you like the idea of running your life on renewable energy? Of course, you do! To do that, you pretty much have to make everything in your life run on electricity, since we're really only good at making renewable electricity. This course will show the 7 steps to Electrify Everything in your life. Bonus - 1 lucky attendee will win a copy of Nate's new book "The Home Comfort Book"Continuing Education…See More
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Zero Net Energy Primer - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

August 29, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
The AIA CA chapter , with support from Pacific Gas & Electric, engaged Ann Edminster to develop a concise set of guidelines to help you make sense accomplishing a zero energy project without having to reinvent the wheel. While the ZNE Primer contains some information specific to code requirements in the state of CA, it has applicability to all designers and builders looking to build better and hit zero. Ann will provide an overview of key points in the Primer, which includes several…See More
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Zero Net Energy Primer - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

August 29, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
The AIA CA chapter , with support from Pacific Gas & Electric, engaged Ann Edminster to develop a concise set of guidelines to help you make sense accomplishing a zero energy project without having to reinvent the wheel. While the ZNE Primer contains some information specific to code requirements in the state of CA, it has applicability to all designers and builders looking to build better and hit zero. Ann will provide an overview of key points in the Primer, which includes several…See More
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Resilient Design in an Age of Climate Change - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

May 30, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
A changing climate, sea level rise, drought, and a wide range of stresses in the world are conspiring to make our buildings and communities more vulnerable. This Webinar will review those vulnerabilities and introduce a wide range of resilient design strategies that can be implemented to make our buildings and communities safer, more resilient in the face of those risks, better able to bounce back from disturbances, and better adapted to climate change. The webinar will especially highlight…See More
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Resilient Design in an Age of Climate Change - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

May 30, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
A changing climate, sea level rise, drought, and a wide range of stresses in the world are conspiring to make our buildings and communities more vulnerable. This Webinar will review those vulnerabilities and introduce a wide range of resilient design strategies that can be implemented to make our buildings and communities safer, more resilient in the face of those risks, better able to bounce back from disturbances, and better adapted to climate change. The webinar will especially highlight…See More
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Comfort by Design: Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Technology - CE Webinar at Webinar Online

May 23, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
This continuing education course offers an overview of the HVAC industry focusing on Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems. It details VRF technology and its advantages in both design and application for existing and new construction projects. In addition, it identifies the energy-efficiency and health benefits that VRF systems provide. Don't get left behind, multifamily housing is increasingly turning to VRF, are you ready? Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour inGreen Building…See More
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Comfort by Design: Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) Technology - CE Webinar at Webinar Online

May 23, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
This continuing education course offers an overview of the HVAC industry focusing on Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) systems. It details VRF technology and its advantages in both design and application for existing and new construction projects. In addition, it identifies the energy-efficiency and health benefits that VRF systems provide. Don't get left behind, multifamily housing is increasingly turning to VRF, are you ready? Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour inGreen Building…See More
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A look at ​Structural Insulated Framing System (SIFS) and Saving Money with the Walls - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

May 16, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
There is finally a better cost-effective way to get a thermally broken exterior wall, introducing a code compliant structural insulated framing system with a built-in thermal break. An initial R-Value of 20.2 through the entire wall structure solves the number one nemesis in the construction industry... how to minimize or stop the flow of heat and cold through a wall assembly... cost effectively. The structural insulated framing system is everything you need to construct an exterior wall or a…See More
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How an Ecoconcierge Can Spur Action and Boost Savings from the Tough to Reach Multifamily Market - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

May 9, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
This presentation will highlight the successes and failures of tenant engagement strategies and smart grid education techniques, including in-house events, on-site training, use of social media, and ecoconcierge office hours. It will summarize the challenges of behavior change approaches to reduce energy consumption of hard-to-reach multifamily tenants. It will also share savings results and outline the methods used to gather data and measure success. In this presentation, we will discuss how a…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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Passive House Institute US 2018 Conference at Boston

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