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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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How to use the Home Water Score - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

March 20, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
The home water score (v1) is here and can be used now to make more informed and strategic decisions when planning renovations or new construction projects of residential use buildings of water reductions. Bonus - you can pick up water points via the new performance pathway in GreenStar Homes using the Home Water Score.  Join us for this free event to learn more. You may want to watch these courses before or after this one - …See More
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How to use the Home Water Score - Free CE Webinar at Where you are! (Online)

March 20, 2019 from 12pm to 1pm
The home water score (v1) is here and can be used now to make more informed and strategic decisions when planning renovations or new construction projects of residential use buildings of water reductions. Bonus - you can pick up water points via the new performance pathway in GreenStar Homes using the Home Water Score.  Join us for this free event to learn more. You may want to watch these courses before or after this one - …See More
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How to use the ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction Program! - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

March 27, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
DescriptionUntil now, multifamily new construction projects seeking ENERGY STAR certification have had to either participate in the Certified Homes program or the Multifamily High Rise program. To better serve the multifamily sector, EPA developed the ENERGY STAR Multifamily New Construction (MFNC) program, which serves all multifamily buildings and is available for use now. The program features technical requirements from the Certified Homes and MFHR programs, allows three options to achieving…See More
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Innovation in Frost Protected Shallow Foundations - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

April 10, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
Traditionally, monolithic concrete forms are made of lumber. After the concrete has been poured, the lumber forms must be stripped from the concrete. The footer and the slab must then be insulated for frost protection. This course details how a frost-protected shallow foundation (FPSF) is constructed and introduces a new, innovative, stay-in-place EPS (expanded polystyrene) footing form that provides insulation and simplifies the installation of frost-protected monolithic concrete slab…See More
Mar 11
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Virtual Tour Prickly Pear Zero Energy GreenStar Platinum

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 maximum accessibility.How did they do it?Make sure to watch pt1 and pt 2CEUS available this series. .5 hoursAIA(HSW)GBCIBPI NonWholeHouseAIBDCGHPCGP*…See More
Mar 8
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Smart Ventilation and Smart Air Distribution - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

March 12, 2019 from 2pm to 3:15pm
The webinar compares air quality and energy efficiency of a smart ventilation system to a high-performance HRV (90%) system that follows ASHRAE 62.2 ventilation standards in a modern IRC (International Residential Code) home (ACH50=3) and a high-performance home (ACH50=0.6). Smart ventilation saves energy while maintaining excellent air quality in challenging winter weather conditions. Smart air distribution is ensuring effective use of fresh air. Air quality in homes is dynamic and changes…See More
Feb 28
Jim Gunshinan commented on Brett Little's blog post All electric, pv/battery powered home goes LEED Platinum in Evanston IL! What did they do?
"Hi Brett, Great project! Any energy/water use, comfort data available yet?"
Feb 28
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All electric, pv/battery powered home goes LEED Platinum in Evanston IL! What did they do?

Give a summary of the projectThis LEED Platinum home is all-electric, set up for aging in-place as well as having a minimal environmental footprint, and is located in a great walkable community. It is situated on the owner’s original double lot. The two existing 1950’s era homes were carefully deconstructed for material recycling. Reclaimed materials from many local…See More
Feb 28
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Intro to Using Buildings as a Battery - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

March 6, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
This session reveals simple and instantly rewarding initiatives for Passive House construction and investments that can be implemented using basic off-the-shelf products and HVAC equipment. Position your company for new developments with resilient, Smart City ready low energy or net zero/intelligent buildings critical in attaining enhanced market appeal and competitive advantage.This presentation will deliver the most up-to-the-minute status and outlook on how supercharged Building as a Battery…See More
Feb 26
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All electric, pv/battery powered home goes LEED Platinum in Evanston IL! What did they do?

Give a summary of the projectThis LEED Platinum home is all-electric, set up for aging in-place as well as having a minimal environmental footprint, and is located in a great walkable community. It is situated on the owner’s original double lot. The two existing 1950’s era homes were carefully deconstructed for material recycling. Reclaimed materials from many local…See More
Feb 25
Brett Little replied to Jerry Needham's discussion 70 unit building rehab
"Agreed. Sample a few units.  Use the GreenHome Inspection checklist https://greenhomeinstitute.org/greenstar-remodeling-inspection-checklist/ Then work up some draft HERS ratings of some different units on each floor. Corner, center and…"
Feb 25
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Introduction to Modeling and Simulation of Thermal Management and Fire Protection of Buildings - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

February 27, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
This webinar will introduce the concept of a model: how it is defined, how it is useful, and what its limitations are. Then, fundamental means of heat transfer will be recalled with practical illustrations for building designs.Next, a benchmark for a thermal bridge in a building will be presented and the corresponding computer model will be built and solved live using the COMSOL Multiphysics® software. The results will be discussed, as will possible model extensions.The following part of the…See More
Feb 18
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Studies on Retrofits with Respiratory Health, and Indoor Air Quality - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

February 20, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
In this webinar, Miller will present results of her recent EPA-funded CHEER study on Energy Efficiency Retrofits, Respiratory Health, and Indoor Air Quality. Results show an association between self-reported respiratory symptoms and increased residential air exchange rates in urban areas. Additional webinar topics include how wildfires an impact indoor air quality in homes, why exhaust ventilation in homes is needed for removing combustion air pollutants from cooking and specifically in passive…See More
Feb 11
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10 pro-tips to get your next project to zero energy with ease - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

January 30, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
DescriptionOver several years and many different projects, we have been able to identify some clear wins to help you take your next project to zero energy with little effort or extra cost. Join us we seek to help you breakdown the barriers to getting to zero energy and learn these 10 tested pro tips used throughout various project spanning from new construction, renovation, single family, multifamily and/or light commercial. It's really not that hard! Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour…See More
Jan 24
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How to easily improve air quality for LEED and states with ventilation codes - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

February 6, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
This course will provide a basis for ventilation practices needed to provide healthy indoor air quality for occupants of residential homes. A review of current Michigan and pending ventilation codes changes in Ohio will be followed by three strategies for meeting code. Most of these codes apply to any state requiring ventilation and LEED for Homes. Final, proper sizing and installation practices will be discussed, to ensure maximum performance of the designed ventilation system. Continuing…See More
Jan 22
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The Smart Enclosure System: Building in the Anthropocene - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

January 23, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
The Smart Enclosure System offers a 21st-century guide to advanced high-performance building assemblies. The System is a toolkit that can help you maximize the positive impact of your building projects: providing optimized comfort, safety, energy efficiency, and negative carbon emissions.This presentation gives participants an understanding of the underlying logic: the principles, the tiers, and resources - the framework to not just contemplate action, but to take action, now. It will help…See More
Jan 15

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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…
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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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How to use the Home Water Score - Free CE Webinar at Webinar Online

March 20, 2019 from 12pm to 1:15pm
The home water score (v1) is here and can be used now to make more informed and strategic decisions…See More
3 hours ago
Don Fugler replied to Don Fugler's discussion Difficult retrofits in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"So here is my first report (after which I will wait until I have multiple trials). I am trying to…"
4 hours ago
Tommie John replied to Tommie John's discussion Blower Door and Duct Blaster! in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"You can reach me at 281-310-0258 directly "
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Tommie John replied to Tommie John's discussion Blower Door and Duct Blaster! in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"Email me directly at tommiejohn123@aol.com. We can discuss the next steps thru email."
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Frank Hebert replied to Tommie John's discussion Blower Door and Duct Blaster! in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"I'm interested. What do we do next?  I need to talk to you.  "
4 hours ago
Franco Oyuela replied to Rob Madden's discussion Determining Duct Leakage based solely on blower door and pressure pan testing
"Duct basics: Duct leaks are very common; in many homes, duct leaks are responsible for significant…"
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Tommie John replied to Tommie John's discussion Blower Door and Duct Blaster! in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"No, it’s still available "
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Tommie John replied to Tommie John's discussion Blower Door and Duct Blaster! in the group Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase
"No, it’s still available "
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