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Virtual Tour Prickly Pear Zero Energy GreenStar Platinum

Started Mar 8 0 Replies

Join us as we take a before the drywall and final tour of the completed Purcell Residence. A home inFennville Michigan that is certified GreenStar Platinum, Zero Energy Capable and ZeroStep Gold for…Continue

Tags: ZeroStep, GreenStar, Energy, Zero, Purcell

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

Started Nov 12, 2018 0 Replies

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 Rob Salcido Nov 19, 2018. 11 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, 2018 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


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Intro to All Electric Multifamily Housing Design - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

August 14, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
Come learn from the most experienced zero-carbon multi-family designer in North America, Sean Armstrong of Redwood Energy, as he discusses heat pump hot tubs in Hawaii, Passive House mid-rises in Pennsylvania, 11 stories of 100% solar-powered apartments in our nation's capital, and case studies throughout California. The course is a technical deep dive for practitioners, with a discussion of specific products and design strategies to enable you to succeed in the new design challenge of…See More
Aug 7
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Comparing the residential net zero energy certification programs - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

July 31, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
Net Zero Energy homes and apartments are becoming popular but how do you sort through what is real and what is "zerowashing"?  Cue in 3rd party certifications! These ensure a project is on track and really net zero for the benefit of the occupants. We will cover the main zero energy certifications available and how they can compare/contrast so you can determine which is right for you and your clients.  These include the Dept of Energy Zero Energy Ready, GHI Zero Energy Capable, USGBC LEED Zero,…See More
Jul 29
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Project Open: How to build carbon neutral buildings for less than traditional structures - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

July 10, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
This course reviews the takeaways from Project Open - a continuing, open-source research project that produced Utah's first carbon neutral multifamily building to be constructed for less cost than a traditional building. The project is responsible for over 1,000 all-electric units beginning construction this year.Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour inGreen Building Certificate Institute (GBCI)Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouseAmerican Institute of Architects - AIA…See More
Jul 1
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Smart, Simple, Sustainable: Trends from the 2019 REALTORS & Sustainability Report - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

June 26, 2019 from 3pm to 4:15pm
Real estate professionals have unique relationships with home buyers, and annual research from the National Association of REALTORS highlights the latest market trends, consumer interest, and opportunities.Attendees will learn the nature of green home trends, how the marketplace is adapting to changing consumer interest, and available opportunities for collaboration among professionals.Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour inGreen Building Certificate Institute (GBCI)Building Performance…See More
Jun 19
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​​Exploring the Benefits and Logistics of Implementing a Building-wide Water Monitoring System - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

June 19, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
Water rates are spiking across the country and the recent report from the Water Research Foundation shows that leaks could be up to 16% of water use alone! The high cost of water bills can often overshadow the cost of fuel and electricity bills, but ownership and management often believe that the price of their water bill is simply something to deal with. Many building owners and landlords pay the water bill for the entire building directly to their local utility without being aware of what’s…See More
Jun 14
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From Control Layers to High-Performance Enclosures - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

May 29, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
High-performance enclosure systems are fundamental to efficient, durable, healthy, sustainable, and resilient homes -- especially in demanding climates. This session will dive into the critical functions and attributes of the four key control layers: thermal, water, air, and vapor. Then using these principles, we will look at leading high-performance enclosure strategies and along with specific applications for slab, foundation, wall, and roof assemblies.Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour…See More
May 20
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How to Make Money by Cutting Your Home's Carbon Footprint, Heating Bill, and Electricity Bill to Zero - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

June 12, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
How to make money by cutting your home's carbon footprint, heating bill and electricity bill to zero. Presented by someone who has done it on his own house.  There is no required background knowledge. Mr. Green avoids technical terms and attempts to make both the technology and finance simple to understand. The presentation is based on Mr. Green's book, "Zero Carbon Home". The target audience is both homeowners interested in cutting their bills and carbon footprint and installers who want to…See More
May 17
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What to know about the International Green Construction Code (IGCC) at Webinar Online

June 5, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
Ever wonder how sustainable codes, standards, and programs can work together? Aren't they competing with each other for their share of the building? This session will demonstrate how these sustainable designs and construction provisions work together. Attendees will identify how these are usable, enforceable, and adoptable by jurisdictions with their sustainability plans. Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour inGreen Building Certificate Institute (GBCI)Building Performance Institute (BPI)…See More
May 2
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Basics of HVAC sizing and low load homes - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

May 22, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
With new energy codes, green building certifications and just doing what’s right it’s important to ensure proper sized HVAC.   Residential buildings with these low loads need much smaller equipment, and explicit instructions on the interactive HVAC design process (i.e., load calculations, duct design, equipment selection, grille/register selection and placement, zoning, dehumidification, etc.).  Join us for this free event to learn more and go over other details about rightsizing…See More
Apr 29

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All electric, pv/battery powered home goes LEED Platinum in Evanston IL! What did they do?

Posted on February 25, 2019 at 11:32am 1 Comment

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This LEED Platinum home is all-electric, set up for aging in-place as well as having a minimal environmental footprint, and is…

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…


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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Dennis Heidner replied to John Lile's discussion Air Sealing Manufactured Home
"You made some very important observations. It's really important to think about how tight you…"
Tom Wilson replied to John Lile's discussion Air Sealing Manufactured Home
"Unless the home is on a permanent block or concrete foundation, attempting this is a lost cause.…"
Tom Wilson replied to John Lile's discussion Air Sealing Manufactured Home
"Actually, it was only in 1976 that any standards at all were applied to mobile homes:  U.S.…"
Dennis Heidner replied to John Lile's discussion Air Sealing Manufactured Home
"You didn't mention anything about the age of these homes.  Early mobile/modular homes…"
David Butler replied to John Lile's discussion Air Sealing Manufactured Home
"Notwithstanding the typical low budget for these homes, it seems like encapsulating the crawl might…"
Chris Clay replied to John Lile's discussion Air Sealing Manufactured Home
"Thanks Ed, Yes the duct system is outdoors. It came from the factory that way. After working on…"
Ed Minch replied to John Lile's discussion Air Sealing Manufactured Home
"Chris I agree, and then notice that puts the duct system outside of the house.  So the duct…"

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