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

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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 David Butler 12 hours ago. 9 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 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

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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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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."
12 hours ago
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…"
13 hours ago
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…"
14 hours ago
Brett Little replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"When you say actionable cooling loads you mean higher than heating loads?  I need to see evidence of some homes you ran in REMrate, apples to apples with only the ductless vs ducted swapped out.  Dianne already did…"
22 hours ago
David Butler replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"Since the Home Performance Forum archives are hosted on a different server with different software, the only way to 'promote' an archive thread is by posting a link here, as you have done. Perhaps Diane (moderator) will promote this…"
22 hours ago
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Intro to Selling High-Performance Homes 101 at Webinar Online

November 21, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
Multiple Listing Services across the country are “greening” their listing input forms as they seek to provide fields that will be driving the industry over the next 5-10 years. In order for new “green” fields in the MLS system to provide the most advantageous information, users must understand the proper language to describe “green” features, and the added value “green” features offer agents and homeowners. Make sure you understand the opportunities a high-performance home offers and the…See More
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Introduction to the BREEAM Multifamily Certification - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

November 28, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
This course will examine the concepts of sustainable residential developments and some of the barriers to improving sustainability performance for existing residential owners. BRE will share the lessons that have been learned from our work with residential owners and investors and the role we see green building rating systems playing in the future.Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour inGreen Building Certificate Institute (GBCI)Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouseAmerican…See More
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Brett Little replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"Thanks Franco but how does that impact HERS? "
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Franco Oyuela replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"Choosing the Right System for Your Home. Depending on what kind of home you have, your options for cooling systems may be limited. For example, installing ductwork in a home built without it is much more difficult than installing a mini-split…"
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Introduction to the BREEAM Multifamily Certification - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

November 28, 2018 from 12pm to 1:15pm
This course will examine the concepts of sustainable residential developments and some of the barriers to improving sustainability performance for existing residential owners. BRE will share the lessons that have been learned from our work with residential owners and investors and the role we see green building rating systems playing in the future.Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour inGreen Building Certificate Institute (GBCI)Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouseAmerican…See More
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Deer Haven Tour: Architect's residence goes LEED zero energy ready with warm modernism design

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 designed with stunningly beautiful passive solar features and the landscape in mind. Join Evan for a personal exclusive tour of his home now!…See More
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Brett Little replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"Sounds fair but will anyone see it? Maybe this can get promoted?  In our webinar about ducted air source heat pumps featured now on youtube here Mitsu claimed that ductless usually boost the HERS index rating over ducted systems. They…"
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David Butler replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"Hi Brett, since the archive discussion you linked is locked to new posts, I think the best way to continue the conversation would be cite something specific from that thread to stimulate additional discussion. To answer the question posed in your…"
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Brett Little replied to Jamie Kaye's discussion Spray Foam vs. Fiberglass - R-value only?
"Lay down a knauf ecoeal and then blow in cellulose or fiberglass (not batts).  Don't use spray foam unless older home with harder to get to areas.  I would take a step back and what is the desired energy use per year goal? Is it zero…"
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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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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…"
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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…"
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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…"
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Brett Little replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"When you say actionable cooling loads you mean higher than heating loads?  I need to see…"
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David Butler replied to Brett Little's discussion Do ductless systems do better on the HERS?
"Since the Home Performance Forum archives are hosted on a different server with different software,…"
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