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Introduction to Green Building for Homes


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Basics of green home renovation and new construction, overview of the residential green certification systems, and some things you can do to make your existing home more energy efficient.

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Introduction to Green Building for Homes

  1. 1. Green Building for Homes An introduction to sustainable housing Hallie M. Bowie Architect, Certified Green Professional
  2. 2. “If we compare the averagehouse to a car, it would have baldtires, leak and burn oil, and getabout four miles to the gallon”. -- CarlSeville
  3. 3. • Can we afford greener houses? Two Green affordable housing projects in Northeast Ohio• What goes into making a house sustainable?• Green rating systems for houses• How you can make your house more comfortable and energy efficient
  4. 4. 1st Place: University of Maryland entry Yesterday’s Well Designed Homes of Today:standard home 2011 Solar Decathalon construction Middlebury College entry
  5. 5. Habitat of Greater Stark and Carroll Counties Youthbuild: Akron Summit Community ActionAffordable Green Projects
  6. 6. A Few of theGreen Home Certification Systems
  7. 7. At the YouthBuild Site
  8. 8. Noon on December 21stSun Studies of South Elevation of the YouthBuild House Noon on June 21st
  9. 9. Original concept for roof and porch Sun Studies of aHabitat Summit County House Roof lines modified for solar gain and shading
  10. 10. The Thermal Envelopeand its typical weak spots
  11. 11. Traditional Straw Bale Construction
  12. 12. Training with St. Gobain’sBuilding Scientist Installing Erosion Control
  13. 13. A Work in Progress
  14. 14. Energy Audit with a Blower Door
  15. 15. New Basement Drainage System:note the mildew in the formerly wet corner Before
  16. 16. Home Additions & Renovations Sustainable New Home Design Deep Energy Retrofits ConsultationsContact