Entries by Brett Little

Plumb Tree Garden Duplexes LEED Gold

Plumb Tree Garden is a newly constructed 6 Unit Senior affordable housing project located in Noblesville. Every unit includes energy, water and resource efficient features including low flow fixtures, tankless water heaters, solar tubes, durable local materials, panelized roof and wall systems, native landscaping, and energy star windows, doors, lighting, appliances and home certification. Gold […]

LEED ND and LEED for Homes

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 […]

Training: Advanced Air Sealing and IAQ Issues

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

Deconstruction as Alternative to Demolition

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 […]

New Energy Code Aligns Well with LEED for Homes

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.