Category: LEED

LEED Platinum®!

Yesterday we received an email from GBCI (Green Business Certification Inc.), the certifying agent for USGBC, notifying us that our project application had been reviewed satisfactorily and awarding Highland LEED Platinum® certification!  This was a great achievement and recognizes the [...]

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CERTIFIED!

Great news!  This week we received our ENERGY STAR, Indoor airPLUS, and Zero Energy Ready Home certifications.  Thanks to all the hard work of our design team, general contractor, dedicated subs, and LEED rater, we were able to achieve all [...]

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Certification testing

A few weeks ago I posted about how we commissioned the Zehnder ventilation system.  Our commissioning agent measured and adjusted all the airflows to ensure the system is delivering the proper amount of fresh air to each living space and [...]

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Certifications

As work continues, this seems like an opportune time to discuss some of the certifications we are seeking for this home and describe what they encompass. Certifications are voluntary – our only requirement is to meet the building codes in effect [...]

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Rainwater management

Rainwater runoff from properties and roads is a major contributor to poor water quality in our aquifers and streams.  The water picks up fertilizers, organic chemicals, debris, and other materials before entering the water table.  LEED recognizes the importance of [...]

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Framing Starts

Now that the weather has moderated, our framing crew is going gangbusters. They started with the garage and then moved to the main house. Our steel beam provider stepped up to get accommodate our schedule – we’ve incorporated a lot [...]

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