The 'Riverview House' Visible Green Home™ Tour
Architectural Resource and Old School Construction, along with our trade allies and suppliers, welcome you to a Green home tour. This remodeling project is registered with the National Association of Home Builders’ National Green Building Certification Program with the goal of ‘Emerald’, making it potentially the first such remodel in S.E. Michigan to earn this program’s highest level of Green certification. Our fellow Place Makers will be given a unique glimpse of the inner workings of a potentially history making, whole-house, deep Green remodel during its construction. Michael Klement, AIA, of Architectural Resource and Ben Lutzeier of Old School Construction, the architects and builders on the project, will personally guide attendees on an exclusive "for the trades only" tour of this home. The Green and Sustainable design and construction features of the project will be presented and explained, firsthand. You will learn about sustainable residential design approaches that can be applied to your own client's projects, be it new construction, addition, or remodel.
Speakers: Michael Klement, AIA & Ben Lutzeier
Date/Time: February 6, 2012 / 4:00pm
Cost: Absolutely Free
Location: 2930 Parkridge Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 | Map
Big George's Home Appliance Mart
Big George's Home Appliance Mart has been a family owned, local business in Ann Arbor since 1959. We provide our customers with a wide selection of affordable and premium home appliances, home automation and television, fireplace and mattress products. Our purpose is to exceed expectations through personable service with a courteous and efficient delivery team that is timely with minimal disruption to your time and schedule. We are proud of our repeat and referred customer relationships. We pride ourselves on earning an Energy Star Dealer of the Year Award for the 4th straight year by presenting the benefits of energy efficient appliances. Our building features a green roof that reduces heating/cooling costs, limits storm water run-off, and creates a usable space to celebrate the green movement.
EverGreen Energy Savers
EverGreen Energy Savers, LLC is an independent energy audit and building performance contracting company founded by Nate Munson in 2005. From the very beginning, EverGreen has been committed to helping provide affordable, healthy and environmentally responsible housing for all building market segments. EverGreen partners with architects, builders and homeowners to provide 3rd party expert analysis, assessment and verification services meeting the highest standards of building performance and the green goals of our clients.
In addition to holding a Masters degree from the University of Michigan and a Michigan Builders License, Nate Munson became one of the first individuals in Michigan to become a nationally certified RESNET Energy Rater and BPI (Building Performance Institute) Building Analyst and Envelope Professional. “We are certified and experienced building science professionals who take a whole-house approach to solving building problems and making the most cost-effective energy improvements. It’s all about putting science before the sale… giving people real data, not generic numbers. That builds trust and empowers people to make the most cost effective decisions” says Nate Munson.
Every year, EverGreen helps hundreds of homeowners live more comfortably and save money on utility bills while reducing the consumption of fossil fuels. A typical house is a complex system of mechanical and structural features that must work together to be an energy efficient home. EverGreen is proud to work with the other green professionals on this project to help get the “biggest bang for the buck” for home efficiency improvements – 3rd party verified. It all starts with an energy audit.
At Ferguson Enterprises we strive to give our customers and consumers an outlet to obtain all the current energy star and water conserving products available to us. We want you to know what is available to you and then you decide what products are important for you to utilize in your home. We feel the need to keep everyone energy conscience to help preserve our world as we see it. Visit our s/r on Jackson in ann arbor to see some of the latest products available to you in plumbing, appliances and lighting.
G&K Floor Covering was founded in 1988 by Glenn & Karen Stockdale. Our 9000 sq.ft. facility in Ypsilanti features a beautiful showroom and a large warehouse. Our experienced sales staff has over 70 years’ combined experience in the flooring industry. We will work with you, starting with the product selection and estimating process all the way through completion of the project to be sure you are completely satisfied with all aspects of your experience with us. Our installation specialists are the best in the industry. They take great pride in their workmanship and in their communication with you, our customer!
G&K Floor Covering has been selling “green flooring products” for over 10 years. We felt we could make a positive impact locally by displaying in our showroom and promoting through local advertising the wide variety of “green flooring products” that are available. The most common misconception regarding green products is that they are more expensive than traditional flooring products. This is not the case! In most cases, when comparing products of equal quality, the pricing is very similar. Given the flooring options available today, we believe the majority of the educated public would prefer to buy green. G&K Floor Covering is committed to bringing you the highest quality & selection of “green flooring products” at the most reasonable price.
For more than 100 years, Gross Electric has been helping families choose lighting for their homes that is beautiful, energy efficient, and cost effective. Just because a lighting fixture looks nice, doesn't mean it's providing adequate illumination. Our lighting consultants can evaluate your space and recommend the correct lighting to achieve the desired ambiance and functionality.
Gross Electric offers comprehensive energy solutions for your home. Our experienced team can provide an in-depth analysis of your property and offer design and implementation of energy saving options that best meet your needs. Our lighting specialists will show you how the right lighting fixtures, bulbs, and controls can help bring out the warmth and beauty of your home, while simultaneously saving you money and energy.
Contact Gross Electric today to schedule a lighting consultation for your home.
Since 1873 Kohler Company has prided itself on providing gracious living to our customers through our kitchen and bath plumbing products. We strive to offer the most innovative, reliable and design driven products in the marketplace. Our focus on water conservation has enabled us to offer more water efficient products than any other plumbing manufacturer and our efforts have been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense program which promotes water-efficient products, programs and practices throughout the US. So you can be sure that products bearing the WaterSense label offer significant water savings and meet strict performance standards. Kohler Co. has been recognized for its commitment to advancing the WaterSense mission and has received four consecutive EPA WaterSense awards. This includes the 2009 and 2008 WaterSense Manufacturing Partner of the Year, the inaugural WaterSense Excellence Award for strategic collaboration in 2010, and, most recently, the 2011 WaterSense Excellence Award for strategic collaboration.
Superior Spray Solutions
Located in Superior Township, Mich., Superior Spray Solutions installs spray foam insulation throughout the greater Detroit area. A family-owned business committed to quality and efficiency, we are licensed, insured, and manufacturer certified.
We understand what it takes to create a thermal envelope that fully integrates every component of the structure. Owner James Mason has been involved with weatherproofing and energy-efficiency enhancement for a number of years and is always learning about cutting edge innovations in green building. Our breadth of building science knowledge ensures that the structures we insulate will perform as they should.
Saving energy is about more than R-value. We're committed to reducing the use of fossil fuel in our country, and we're passionate about buying and providing American-made products. That's why Superior Spray Solutions is a proud dealer of BioBased spray foam insulation.
BioBased Insulation (www.BioBased.net) is made with agrol made from soybean oil. Soybean oil is a renewable resource produced by more than 600,000 farmers right here in the U.S. With every completed job we at Superior Spray Solutions feel we're helping America keep future demand for fossil fuels in check.
Superior Spray Solutions has earned a reputation for quality and reliability. We stand by our work and are happy to provide references. We are a growing, community- and global-minded company, and we look forward to providing more jobs in this growing field.
SUR Energy, LLC of Ann Arbor has enjoyed a long and distinguished history as one of Michigan’s pioneering renewable energy experts. For eleven years, we have been successfully designing and installing solar electric systems. Our continued success is based on the trust built over time to have smooth installations that result in energy output and environmental benefits as specified at project conception. We pay special attention to the concerns and desires of our clients, and help them work through the endless options available to them. This ensures that a particular customized renewable energy system is the right choice for them. We are very pleased to once again work with such a distinguished group, and such wonderful clients as with this green remodel project.
SUR was the first solar electric installer in Michigan to achieve “NABCEP” designation and become a qualified member of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioner. We have done much in the promotion of renewable energy in Michigan by sharing our expertise with the public service commission and utility providers throughout the state over the last eleven years. SUR Energy carries three separate State of Michigan licenses and is fully insured.