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The GreenHome Institute’s – “Wildflower Farmhouse Zero Energy Ready CE Tour”

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

About this event

The “Wildflower Farmhouse” is an efficiently designed, spacious home for a growing family concerned to reduce their impact on the environment and control their costs as energy prices rise.

This GreenStar Home Certification project features Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) walls, impressive air sealing, triple pane windows, a modulating heat pump, Heat Recovery Ventilator (HRV), and passive-solar design; working together to make this ghi zero energy ready home a healthy and ultra-comfortable home to live in.

Please note this is a limited in person portion, first come first serve but please sign up for the in person ticket if you intend to come in person but you can always switch to online if needed.

Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in

  • Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)
  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse
  • Submitted for American Institute of Architects – AIA (HSW)
  • Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)
  • Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP) Pillar(s): Energy
  • AIBD
  • State Architect / Builder License may be applicable
  • Passive House Consultant US (CPHC)

Tour Guide: Jake Vierzen, President, R Value Homes

Jake founded R-Value Homes in 2004. Building science has been teaching us for years how to do better, but have we been listening? “I now read a whole lot more than just industry updates; building science and HVAC design have been added to my knowledge base; and I continue to learn from every single home we build. I now know that many building professionals don’t understand these things well enough to design, specify, and build homes that significantly outperform others, by eliminating thermal bridging, condensation in the walls, and unhealthy indoor air.”

You can tour another of Jake’s GreenStar Zero Energy Capable certified homes here anytime!

Lessons Learned

​1, Articulate how new homes can be healthier and save energy

2, Review how solar energy and passive solar increase home energy savings and can be done any new home today.

3, Understand the benefits of green certifications attributes in new homes

4, Know the basics of high performance home construction and design


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