Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Today along with our friends at West Michigan Hybrid Homes, we became a business member of the Alliance for Environmental Sustainability, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, was founded in 2000 as a vehicle to bring the residential construction industry into the 21st-century. The goal of the founders was to provide training to builders and homebuyers for environmentally friendly, healthy and energy efficient building practices and products.
AES was recently selected to participate in the LEED for Homes pilot program as a provider for the Midwest. Only twelve reginal providers were chosen across the United State. The pilot program is the beta version of the final LEED for Homes program. We are exciteted to have signed up for the LEED for Homes training seminar in January. Thru this training seminar we have the opportunity to help shape the pilot program into the fully chartered version expected to be adopted next July.
Our plans are to get the Kelsey Woods Spec house in Ionia as a certified Leed for Homes project. Making it one of just a handful of homes in the State of Michigan with those certifications.