Tuesday, September 04, 2007

I hope you all had a good Labor Day! To give you and update for the month of August we are progressing along on the preliminary designs for the prairie style project which will be going in Lamont Farms in Cooperville. We have been commissioned for two new project, both of them will be sustainable, ICF and Passive solar, lifetime designed homes that will be built by Adam Bearup of Hybrid Homes (TM). The first one will be in Paw Paw Michigan (pictured above). This project will be built next to a vinyard of concord grapes and will include wind generation, solar hot water, radiant heat, photovoltaic and maybe even geothermal. The second project will be here in Grand Rapids and will be a 1,400 sq. ft. home with solar hot water, radiant heat and pre-wired for future photovoltaic.
I have been nominated the chair for the West Michigan Chapter of the USGBC LEED for Homes Committee. This committee will be working on educating the public about LEED for Homes program and its benefit over other green building programs here in Michigan. If you or you builder would like to find out more on this program please give me a call.