08 Jun '11, 4pm

New blog post up; Helping architects, contractors, and homeowners get greener:

New blog post up; Helping architects, contractors, and homeowners get greener:

One of the side benefits of being on a long bus trip like the one to the Koetter millwork plant is that people talk quite a bit. Not being particularly shy, I talked a lot about high-performance homes and green building when given the opportunity. Conversations often started out with the “it’s so expensive” or “it’s too hard” sort of comments, which provided me the opportunity to dispel those myths — which I believe I did with occasional success. As a result of these discussions, Ken Lynch , a local architect on the trip, recently called me to consult on a renovation and addition he was starting. Many years ago, I was the contractor on a major renovation and addition project he designed that turned out very nicely, but this was the first opportunity I had had to work with him since then. Teaching and learning My role as a consultant on single-family projects usually begins...

Full article: http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/green-buil...

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