The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the Version 3 Guidelines for ENERGY STAR® Qualified New Homes. LEED for Homes is also planning a revision in 2012, which will likely go out for public comment this fall. Keep your eyes open to see how the next version of LEED for Homes will take into account the Energy Star v3 changes.
About Brett Little
Brett Lives with his wife and son in Grand Rapids MI in a GreenStar Bronze Certified remodeled home that is 90 years old. He is passionate about sustainable business and helping people make their lives more sustainable. He has been a volunteer with GHI since 2008 prior to becoming the executive director. He is a Home Energy Magazine entrepreneur 30 under 30 recipient and loves to Kayak and drink craft beer when not greening homes. Credentials: LEED APH, LFA and GHP
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LEED for Homes project teams that sign up for USGBC’s Building Performance Partnership (BPP) are now eligible to earn an optional point in Innovation and Design (ID) point for “Utility Tracking”.
The Gworek Residence is a new home constructed in the historic neighborhood of Wilmette, IL, planning for LEED Platinum certification. The home was designed for a family of four and is meant to optimize energy efficiency, while respecting the scale and character of the neighborhood.
The graphic designers at USGBC have done it again and created a great, handy resource for anyone looking for a 1-page overview of their LEED for Homes project. This one-page PDF file breaks down the main
LEED® for Neighborhood Development will be used to score the location efficiency of grant applications. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will apply this criteria to grant submissions to the upcoming Sustainable Communities Planning Grants and others, totaling $3.25 billion in available grant funds.
Check out this new video that explains the benefits of living in a LEED-certified home from homeowners that are doing so.
Many LEED for Homes projects use deconstruction. Come to an affordable ($25.00!) full-day workshop that will examine new business and employment opportunities springing up in Northern Illinois and nationally connected with the growing movement toward deconstruction and reuse of building materials. Building Community Assets through Deconstruction and Material Reuse 9AM – 3 PM on Friday, […]
Want to see the first single-family home in Illinois to achieve LEED certification? A special tour has been arranged for this LEED Silver home on Saturday, June 26, and spaces are limited.
Join USGBC for an important, free educational program – bringing you the tools you need to understand the intersection between green building and affordable housing. And then leverage the local incentives supporting sustainable affordable housing.
Here is an event many LEED for Homes professionals may be interested in. Note: Early bird registration ends on Friday, May 21. Green/LEED Real Estate Conference – Grand Rapids Thinking about building green? Hear from the experts who can help you do it right. Discuss practical considerations from a business and legal perspective.
625 Kenmoor Ave SE Ste 350
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546-2395 US
Tel: (616) 458-6733
Toll Free: (888) 533-3274
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- Welcome new board member Carrie Wilson, CEO of Freedom Construction!
- Re elected: Brendan Molony GHI VICE President
- Elected – Kay Rose Takes on Chair Position at the GreenHome Insitute!