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July 2015
Free - $5.00

Deer Haven Near Zero Energy Home Tour

July 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Deer Haven Residence,
7400 Deer Haven
Grand Rapids, MI 49546 United States
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Evan Mathison a local architect has designed his own home which is combustion free and targeted to achieve near zero energy. This project is also registered as a LEED home and is hoping to certify platinum. Come learn about this 3,000sf home that is nestled into its wooded 1-acre setting which is designed with the contours of the site and unfolds to the South to take advantage of the daily path of the sun and natural site air movements. And,…

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August 2015
Free - $5.00

Water Performance Tool for Homes – Free Webinar

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Similar to an energy score, a water score helps professionals and homeowners understand predicted water usage which is important for reducing utility costs of the home. It’s also essential to understand your project’s water impact because clean potable water globally is becoming a scarce resource and minimizing our use of water without sacrificing comfort or health is a goal for better homes. GHI is partnering with the Green Builder® Coalition to pilot a water performance score pathway for GreenStar that helps derive…

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$5.00

Introduction to LEED for Homes – Free CE Webinar

August 26 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
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LEED for Homes is a residential green building certification that applies to all residential projects from remodels to new construction and from single family to high rise mixed use multifamily. With over 100,000 certified homes, this is an internationally recognized green building rating system that can help you make your next project better. Join us as we go through the highlights of the program, requirements, certification process, case studies, lessons learned and how to work with your verification team. Bonus:…

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September 2015
$5.00

How to manage subcontractors on green home projects – free ce webinar

September 17 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
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When designing, remodeling or building an above code high performance home it can be difficult to communicate these goals to contractors and sub contractors.  Join us as we are lead by Carl Seville, author of Green Building: Principals and Practices in Residential Construction, who will take us through tips and tricks for developing green bids, scopes of works, specifications as well as tips for managing the job site to ensure the home is better.

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$75.00 - $200.00

LEED V4 Green Associates 5 Part Study Group

September 17 @ 8:00 am - November 12 @ 5:00 pm
Inner City Christian Federation,
920 Cherry St Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
Green Associates GA V4

These 5 study sessions will prepare you and your team to pass the green associates exam and help you gain essential knowledge of sustainable building concepts. You will learn about LEED intents and goals at the credit category level, while covering basics of the LEED certification process.  The training series will conclude with an overview of recommended study methods, exam-taking skills, and practice questions for the LEED Green Associate exam. Course Objectives Identify the key components of the LEED V4 Rating System. Discuss the…

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Free - $5.00

Introduction to NGBS Green Certification – Free CE Webinar

September 23 @ 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The National Green Building Standard (NGBS) certification offered by Home Innovation Research Labs has seen exponential growth in the last few years with over 54,000 certified homes. Join us as we discuss what distinguishes the NGBS from other green certification programs, requirements, and the certification process. We’ll cover everything you need to know to start certifying your residential buildings to the NGBS! CEUS – Pending GBCI AIA (HSW) NARI Green NGBS State Designer or Builder License (may apply) AIBD Instructor…

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$100.00 - $185

Green Building Core Concepts & Strategies Course V4

September 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Inner City Christian Federation,
920 Cherry St Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
Green Associates GA V4

This all-day course will prepare you and your team to pass the green associates exam and help you gain essential knowledge of sustainable building concepts. You will learn about LEED intents and goals at the credit category level, while covering basics of the LEED certification process.  The training series will conclude with an overview of recommended study methods, exam-taking skills, and practice questions for the LEED Green Associate exam. Course Objectives Identify the key components of the LEED V4 Rating System. Discuss the…

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Free - $5.00

Strawbale building in Cold & Wet Climates – Free CE Webinar

September 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Building, remodeling or adding an addition to a home with natural materials in cold weather climates can be scary. Moisture, mold, rot, high energy bills and uncomfortable homes are usually the argument against such walls systems. Join us as we talk with Sigi Koko who is designing and building projects with strawbale and natural plaster to achieve healthy, durable, rot-free and very tight and energy efficient homes in cold wet climates. Lessons Learned  Understand how natural materials can be healthier…

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November 2015
$100.00 - $250.00

Understanding LEED for Homes Workshop: Homes 252

November 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Evolutionary Home,
200 S. Third St.
Geneva, IL 60134 United States
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LEED for Homes is an international rating system that helps builders, developers, architects and homeowners understand how and why to build, design and rehab homes to a higher standard that ensures 3rd party test performance. LEED help guarantee, efficiency, health, durability and affordability single/multifamily, mixed use, mid to high rise projects. Learn how you can commit your next project to this standard. By the end of this online education series, you will be able to: * Identify the types of…

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$750.00 - $1200.00

LEED Green Rater Training

November 5 @ 8:00 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm
The Evolutionary Home,
200 S. Third St.
Geneva, IL 60134 United States
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There are currently nearly 200,000 registered LEED® for Homes™ projects worldwide and over 50,000 certified with each project requires third-party on-site verification and performance testing by a LEED Green Rater. If you’re interested in filling this need as part of USGBC’s LEED for Homes Green Rater program, this training is for you! Before registering all applicants must meet/submit initial qualifications to be accepted. GreenHome Institute can help you complete section 4 of the qualifications by either accessing our online webinar version of HOMES…

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