Entries by Brett Little

Stephanie Gingerich of LINC UP achieves LEED Green Associates to help affordable housing

Congrats Stephanie Gingerich of Linc UP on passing her U.S. Green Building Council LEED Green Associates exam! Next? The LEED AP Homes! Through the GreenHome Institute Grand Rapids Green Affordable Housing program funded by the Wege Foundation we are providing training and capacity building to those in organizations serving low income and supportive housing in […]

Consumers Energy boosts performance-based incentives and more, ready’s for zero!

Consumers Energy is offering some new rebates and incentives focused on performance-based energy reduction for new and existing commercial and mixed-use/multifamily as well as new single-family homes. For new and existing multifamily properties they are allowing some new pilot incentives for heat pump HVAC and water heaters. For mixed-use multifamily & commercial, they have a […]

Webinar Attendees – Who tunes into GHI Sessions?

Since 2013 the GreenHome Institute has elevated many skills-based volunteers as well as internal staff and partners to help spread the word about good ideas, processes, new technology, and design focused on improving green building. Here is a little information on who is coming to our sessions as of early 2018 through mid-2019. From a […]

10 tested pro-tips to getting to zero energy

Getting to zero energy is easier now than ever. Costs are coming down and building codes are changing so the bar is already set higher. Return on investment in these types of homes are coming quicker as energy prices begin to climb. According to the Net zero energy coalition there over 13,000 units and a 70% […]