|Green Home Consulting
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
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
Indoor environmental quality
Operation, maintenance & homeowner education
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:
Goal Setting / Needs Statement
Plan Review with suggestions
Computer Modeling / Energy Strategy
System (heating, cooling, ventilation)
Maximizing Tax Incentives and Rebates
*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 analyzesand illustratesthe
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.