Energy Smart Home Builders Joins the LEED for Homes Green Certification Program NEW LENOX, Ill. (April 22, 2010) – The Green Home Institute () is proud to welcome Energy Smart Home Builders of New Lenox, IL as a participant in LEED for Homes. LEED for Homes is a national third-party certification system for energy efficient, […]
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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NEW LEED for Neighborhood Development launch event in Chicago on Thursday, April 29. Since 2000, USGBC has been working to transform the built environment – one building at a time. During this time, the green building movement has experienced a surge so great that no longer can we only focus on single buildings. Expanding upon the […]
Are you ready for the huge growth expected in retrofitting millions of American homes? Discover the latest techniques in the residential retrofit market to hone your skills and differentiate yourself from competitors, in this class to be offered in Evanston and Riverdale next month. Join home performance expert and Energy Center University award-winning instructor
Tour a green home in Chicago’s Ravenswood neighborhood on Earth Day! This LEED single-family home is attempting to obtain 93 points for a LEED Gold rating and features some interesting and unique features. Earth Day 2010 – LEED for Homes project tour
The LEED for Homes rating system rewards projects that are developed on sites that have been previously developed, and many project teams take advantage of good existing neighborhoods with access to transportation and services rather than building on raw land. Sometimes, a site is chosen where the existing structure is so damaged or functionally obsolete […]
On January 29th 2010, the Energy Efficient Building Act became effective in Illinois for most new residential construction and remodeling in Illinois. What does this mean for builders and project teams in Illinois? If you’re going to be constructing to the new building code, you are implementing many strategies that can earn credit in LEED for Homes.
This home received 5+ Energy Star certification and a HERS score of 52. This home will be 48% more efficient than typical construction of a similar home of this size. In addition this homes toilets, faucets and shower heads are super low-flow for superior water efficiency. The home also has low-VOC paints, adhesives and finishes […]
Pella Window and Doors is hosting an industry expo on March 18 called the ProExpo. It should prove to be indicator of the homebuilding industry, bringing together many exhibitors, and educational sessions on topics such as
LEED-certified gut rehab of a 1883 farmhouse in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood.
In a real estate market such as this, any edge helps. What if your home sold for 9.1% percent more than the competition? Why might a home do this you ask – because it is a certified green home, such as a LEED home.
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