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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 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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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
Sep 14
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The Economics of Electrifying Buildings - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

September 26, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
RMI's new report discusses the emerging opportunity to meet nearly all our buildings’ energy needs with electricity from an increasingly low-carbon electric grid, eliminating direct fossil fuel use in buildings and making obsolete much of the gas distribution system—along with its costs and safety challenges. Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour inGreen Building Certificate Institute (GBCI)Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouseAmerican Institute of Architects - AIA…See More
Sep 12
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The Economics of Electrifying Buildings - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

September 26, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
RMI's new report discusses the emerging opportunity to meet nearly all our buildings’ energy needs with electricity from an increasingly low-carbon electric grid, eliminating direct fossil fuel use in buildings and making obsolete much of the gas distribution system—along with its costs and safety challenges. Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour inGreen Building Certificate Institute (GBCI)Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouseAmerican Institute of Architects - AIA…See More
Sep 10
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How to Design and Build Affordable Zero Energy Homes - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

September 12, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
A key component to almost all plans for keeping carbon emissions low is moving all new homes toward zero energy. Most construction industry professionals will agree that the technologies, materials, and methods needed to build zero energy homes are widely available. Most zero energy homeowners agree that their homes are the best homes they have ever lived in. The last remaining obstacle to widespread adoption of zero energy homes is the misconception that they cost more than new homes built to…See More
Sep 10
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How to Design and Build Affordable Zero Energy Homes - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

September 12, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
A key component to almost all plans for keeping carbon emissions low is moving all new homes toward zero energy. Most construction industry professionals will agree that the technologies, materials, and methods needed to build zero energy homes are widely available. Most zero energy homeowners agree that their homes are the best homes they have ever lived in. The last remaining obstacle to widespread adoption of zero energy homes is the misconception that they cost more than new homes built to…See More
Aug 31
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Green Rater LEED Credential Online Training at Online

September 5, 2018 at 12pm to September 6, 2018 at 5pm
With over 450,000 LEED® for Homes™ spaces worldwide, LEED is the international rating system to ensure residential building are better. LEED requires third-party on-site verification and performance testing by a LEED Green Rater and demand is growing. If you’re interested in filling this need as part of USGBC’s …See More
Aug 18
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Can a clean energy credit union breakdown the home efficiency financing barrier? - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

August 1, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
Imagine loans solely to help consumers throughout the USA afford to pursue clean energy and energy efficiency/conservation projects. Our vision is a world where everyone can participate in the clean energy movement.Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour inGreen Building Certificate Institute (GBCI)Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouseAmerican Institute of Architects - AIA (HSW) Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)AIBDState Architect…See More
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Can a clean energy credit union breakdown the home efficiency financing barrier? - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

August 1, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
Imagine loans solely to help consumers throughout the USA afford to pursue clean energy and energy efficiency/conservation projects. Our vision is a world where everyone can participate in the clean energy movement.Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour inGreen Building Certificate Institute (GBCI)Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouseAmerican Institute of Architects - AIA (HSW) Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)AIBDState Architect…See More
Jul 31
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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
Jul 12
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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
Jul 11
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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
Jul 6
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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
Jun 4
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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
Jun 3
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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
Jun 1

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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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Mini split installation location

Started by Jan Green in HVAC. Last reply by Jan Green 4 hours ago. 12 Replies

Think of the house as a really big duct

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Mini split air conditioners and ceiling fans

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Condensation on ceiling and walls of master bedroom

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More "Buzz" from ACEEE Summer Study—Grow Homes

Joe Clark and Martha Wudka of Evergreen Economics did a study in which "getting into the weeds (or…See More
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"I agre that the south wall would be shaded for the warmer summer months, but it won't look…"
4 hours ago
Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"I'll check on electrical.  Good point.  "
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Thank you for that.  I wanted to put it on the west wall since there isn't much chance of…"
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David Butler replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Hi Jan, actually, I said you'd be find putting it on the west wall since you wanted a larger…"
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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…See More
7 hours ago
Walter Ahlgrim replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Being a Flip you must consider the install cost. At least get a bid for a PTAC unit like the ones…"
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Daniel Baur-McGuire replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"South Wall. It will have the highest load needed for cooling/heating. the shade from the tree could…"
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Glen Gallo replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"I would add where is the power coming from? the south wall proposed might have easier access for…"
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John White replied to John Carton's discussion Insulation touches underside of roof in home with no soffit or soffit venting.
"Soffit vents can be used for intake, but they are not the only means of intake. If you have a…"
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Why One Room Is Hotter Than Others

"If the temperature difference between your bedroom and your living room feels like walking from a…"
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Franco Oyuela replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"First: Mini split are a great option. Second:vI agree with David that installing on the south…"
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Pearl Home Certification's blog post was featured
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John White replied to Frank Spevak's discussion Think of the house as a really big duct
"Thanks for sharing this helpful information. Want to read more on duct cleaning pros and cons.…"
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Thank you, thank you!  I appreciate your insights.  I agree with the idea that installing…"
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David Butler replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"Hi Jan, in a room like that with a relatively balanced aspect ratio, flat ceiling and not much…"
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Wrightsoft - Manual J / Manual D

If you use Wrightsoft to calculate loads or design ducts, you likely have questions.  Get answers…See More
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Jan Green replied to Jan Green's discussion Mini split installation location
"This is a very rough diagram of the detached casita.  There are currently no windows in this…"
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