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Green Home Consulting

Green Home Consulting Services

I have been working on greening my home and others for over a decade. My hope is to share what I have learned to help make your next home as green as possible, without making you go through a ten year learning curve.

Groups such as LEED-H and the National Association of Home Builders have worked hard to develop Green Building Guidelines/Checklists/Rating systems. These Guidelines identify many specific green building strategies, namely

  • Lot design, preparation, and development
  • Resource efficiency
  • Energy efficiency
  • Water efficiency
  • Indoor environmental quality
  • Operation, maintenance & homeowner education
  • Global impact
  • Site planning and land development

While these Guidelines are wonderful resources, they are lengthy. Incorporating a balance of these features into a project can be daunting. My role is simply to help builders, architects and home owners incorporate these green building strategies into your specific building or remodeling project.  

Services might include:

  • Site Surveys
  • Goal Setting / Needs Statement
  • Conceptual Designs
  • Plan Review with suggestions
  • Computer Modeling / Energy Strategy Ranking*
  • System (heating, cooling, ventilation) Sizing
  • Maximizing Tax Incentives and Rebates
  • Commissioning

*Because Energy plays such a key role in green building, I use  several simulation programs, including REMRate and the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council's Energy-10 software. REMRate is NYS's selected software for rating Energy Star Homes. Energy 10 is a powerful energy simulation tool that analyzes—and illustrates—the energy and cost savings that can be achieved through more than a dozen sustainable design strategies.

My services are customized to your needs and billed at an hourly rate - so you get and pay for only the services that you want and need. I am confident that my services will lead to a more comfortable, more affordable and more environmentally friendly home. If that is what you are looking for, please contact me to set up an initial meeting.

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Bill LaBine