Favorite Quotes

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

Alden B. Dow, c. 1958

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Certified or Built to LEED Standards

Please check out the link to the MiBiz article "Certified or Built to LEED Standards" which we were interviewed for by Chuck Otto.  To me you can't say you build to LEED standards if you have never built a LEED Commercial or LEED for Homes project. To many builder are saying this to get their clients to build with them and so many of them don't even understand the LEED certification process or the building science behind the third party testing. LEED is the most recognized green building standard in the world and one of the best ways to prove you understand green building and you understand the building science behind green building. If you want your home or building built to LEED Standards then make sure you get your building or home certified or you may not get building or home that you wanted.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

River's Edge Project is Under Construction

Our projected LEED for Homes "Gold" River's Edge Project is under construction in Mio, Michigan. The home is being built by Joel Harner of Let Us, Inc and the Nudura ICF walls are being constructed by Jake Vierzen of R-Value Concrete Structures. This home will be a Passive Solar home with Geo-Thermal heating and cooling. The home will be using the remarkably advanced H3 windows by Hurd.

Peacefield Project is Under Construction

Our projected LEED for Homes "Platinum" Peacefield Project in under construction in Niles, Michigan. The home is being built by Joel Harner of Let Us, Inc and the BuildBlock ICF walls are being constructed by Adam Eerdmans of Turtle Wall . This home will be a Passive Solar home with Photovoltaic and Geo-Thermal heating and cooling.

Friday, July 20, 2012

WGVSU's Getting Green Radio Show interview with Shelly Irwin

On Monday July 23rd check out our 15 minute interview with Shelly Irwin the host of the WGVU Getting Green Radio Show from 9:00-11:00 am at 88.5/95.3 FM or at www.wgvu.org . Getting Green is a monthly segment that puts the spotlight on green practices and sustainability, the show is broadcast on the fourth Monday of each month. The interview was about LEED for Homes and what I do as a Green Home Designer. I just want to thank Shelly for having me on her show and hopefully we can do it again sometime.