Do you know how to make sense of all the green home certifications and labels?

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”.


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Which is right for you and your clients? 

In this session we will help you make sense of the different above code, better and available green building home certifications labels by comparing and contrasting programs that include but are not limited to;

  • LEED for Homes
  • National Green Building Standard
  • GreenStar Homes
  • Enterprise – Green Communities
  • Passive House
  • DOE Zero Energy Ready Home
  • Energy Star for Homes, (IAP & Water Sense)
  • Living Building ChallengeWe will look briefly at each individually and then together through the lens of cost, incentives, requirements, 3rd party oversight and quality assurance, requirements, market recognition and impact.

    You will also learn which programs apply best to different building types; Single/ multi family, mid rise, rehabs, remodels and additions and new construction across market and rate and affordable housing will all be discussed.


Builders, contractors, architects, developers, remodelers, policy makers, energy raters, product specifiers, realtors, appraisers, lenders and home inspectors.


Wed - April 15th 12 pm EST

Learning Objectives

•Quickly identify the difference between energy & green programs
•Articulate available residential certification programs
•Compare and contrast the basics of national and Midwest regional programs
•Know where to get more resources, training and tools to succeed in Health, Welfare and Safety and GREEN  in your next residential  project

Instructor  – Brett Little, LFA, LEED APH & GreenHome Professional 

Brett is the Executive Director at the GreenHome Institute where he started out as an intern helping manage the LEED for brettHomes certification program. As a sustainable business graduate of Aquinas College he enjoys helping homeowners and professionals implement sustainability practices in their residential projects through education, consulting, training and overall encouragement. Brett was recognized as a Home Energy Magazine 30 under 30 entrepreneur in 2014. He lives in Grand Rapids, MI with his wife and son in a GreenStar bronzed certified 90 year old remolded home.




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