Tim Cohen
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Company
Alliance for Environmental Sustainability
Professional Certification
Living Future Accreditation (LFA), LEED APH, GreenStar Professional
Professional Interests
Sustainability in residential new & existing homes.
Restorative Buildings
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http://www.alliancees.org/
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http://grandrapidsgreenhomeretrofit.blogspot.com/
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Tim Cohen's Blog

Consider the Environment Before Building a New Home

Posted on December 5, 2015 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

In today’s society, a key concern is clean, renewable energy and being energy efficient. This expands to many facets of life as we learn the dangerous effects of greenhouse gases and harmful emissions. Although it’s common to think of emissions via vehicles and factories, your home is no different. That’s why it’s important to be mindful of these same energy considerations when you’re ready to build your new home.

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Options for Energy Efficient Carports and Garages

Posted on May 28, 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Your garage can be one of the biggest energy drains in your home. Even though you may only spend a few minutes a day there, the amount of energy consumed at certain times of the day can be much higher than other rooms inside your home. Car ports use much less energy than a conventional garage for several reasons, some of which may surprise…

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Energy-Saving Features Now Commonplace in Most New Homes

Posted on May 22, 2015 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

As a modern homebuyer, you have more opportunities than ever to lower your carbon footprint and to get a home that is energy-efficient and less expensive to run. Today's homebuilders have numerous tools at their disposal for creating sustainable, green homes without adding significantly to the cost. "Look for a homebuilder that prominently displays the homes’ energy-saving features so that you can be sure they are committed to building in such a way," warns Darren Patton of…

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Can Open Architecture Raise Awareness of Home Energy Consumption?

Posted on April 20, 2015 at 3:00pm 0 Comments

The phrase “open architecture” probably elicits a beautiful picture of a roofless garden or a spacious home with many windows, few walls, and as little a barrier as possible between human and nature. But in reality, “open architecture” has to do with the unsexy steel of computers, the motherboards and software that gets run.…

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At 5:36pm on April 27, 2015, Gregory Homan said…

Hi Tim,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

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