Favorite Quotes

"All of man's works intrude upon nature - It is man's obligation to intrude harmoniously."

Alden B. Dow, c. 1958

What Green Building Certifications are you interested in?

Monday, January 22, 2007

Another ICF home goes out of the office

Another ICF home goes out of our office this time for Mike Tervoort Custon Homes this will be Mike's first ICF home. This home will be built in the Zeeland area and will be using many other green building products. Mike is using the BuildBlock ICF wall system. This is the first time I have specified this ICF block and am lookig forward to his feed back on it. The block is distributed by Wall Tech Product out of Harbor Springs, Mi.

Leed H training class

Today I went thru the Leed H (Leed for Homes) training class with Adam Bearup of Hybrid Homes, LLC and 22 other architects and builders from around the United States at The Alliance for Environmental Sustainability . This class was very informative and well put together and I believe with help all that attended set them selves apart from the rest. The person that put on the class is one of the leading experts on the Leed H programs and has spoke all over the world. We are in the process of working with our builders and cleints on getting two of our current projects Leed H certified. We are excited about these projects and will be posting more information about them later. I am also working toward receiving my LEED AP (Accredited Professional) Certification.

Monday, January 08, 2007

New quote I found that I like

Here is a new quote I found that I like and wanted to share with you.

"Green buildings do not poison the air with fumes nor the soul with artificiality. Instead, they create delight when entered, serenity and health when occupied, and regret when departed. They grow organically in and from their place, integrating people within the rest of the natural world." —Natural Capitalism

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Interior Design Services

As of the first of the year Image Design will be offering Interior Design services. My wife Christy will be joining Image Design now that all three of our children are in school. Her services will include.
  • Interior Selections

  • Color Selections

  • Art Aquisitions

She has help several clients and family members in the past with their projects. And has been told time and time again she should do it full time. She is currently working with two of our latest clients on their interior design needs. So please welcome her aboard and if you need her assistance please give us a call and ask for her.