The Alliance for Environmental Sustainability (AES), MI GreenStar and Green Bright Design Build have teamed up to remodel the new home of Roy Xu, owner of GreenBright, who will utilize this project as a company showcase by seeking the goal of a MI GreenStar Bronze level certified home. “Our goal for Daleview is to turn it into a showcase. In the future, we will invite clients to Roy and Sheila’s home to educate them on energy efficiency, green design alternatives, and integrated smart technology systems. The goal is to create a home for Roy and Sheila that will serve their needs and overall lifestyle, while lessening the impact on our environment.” – Said Amy Etz, GreenBright.
The GreenStar process encourages a total home assessment from a qualified rater to review where the home is in the 5 key categories of green performance and what changes need to be done to bring the house to the certified level. “This home is actually in pretty good shape from an energy stand point when looking at insulation levels and the furnace. It meets Michigan’s energy code by having HERS index rating of 84, which gives it a 5 star energy rating.” – Said Brett Little, AES executive director
Beyond energy improvements planned such as major air sealing and window upgrades, the home will also look at indoor air quality by installing exhaust fans and upgrading ventilation, sealing and venting hot water heater and assessing the home for water leaks. “I chose GreenStar because it is specifically created for residential remodels. The program’s checklist provides structure while allowing room for customization. I am confident that this adaptability will not only work for my current project, but projects yet to come. Thank you to the Alliance for Environmental Sustainability (AES) for all of their support in helping us start our first GreenStar project.” – Roy Xu, Owner, GreenBright
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