Entries by Brett Little

GHI member renovation aims for LEED and pre certifies zero energy capable

Baker+Myers SmartHaus is a LEED registered home aiming for Platinum v4.1 and is pre-certified to be Zero Energy Capable brought to you by our member company Smart Haus Wexler / Kollman and verified by members Eco Achievers.  It will ideally use about a tenth the heating energy of a built- to-code home, and about 109% […]

The 2020 Green Homes Smart Market report is out!

The 2020 Green Homes Smart Market report is out! “Third-party verification, whether through a HERS score or through certification, is the top way that home builders demonstrate to their customers that projects that they build are green” A 3rd of single-family home builder’s top marketing tools include the Home Energy Rating Score (HERS) and a […]

Building a Sustainable Garden Shed | Jessica Bliss of shedplans.org

There is often a misunderstanding that building a “green” or “environmentally-friendly” shed is the same as building a sustainable one. While closely related, there are distinct differences between the two. Building an environmentally-friendly structure involves using means that will not hurt the environment. However, building sustainably has even higher standards and is not only about […]

What are the top 5 YouTube green building education sessions of 2019? 

If we had to summarize the sessions it’s that people are craving all-electric net-zero homes that are built from natural and healthier building materials. We hope to see this exciting trend continue into 2020 and will work to bring in speakers, thought leaders, and courses around these topics. Here is a summary of our top […]