West Michigan's First LEED for Homes "Platinum" Project

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Image Design, LLC

 Image Design and Adam Bearup of Hybrid Homes are please to announced today that it's Hybrid Home project in Onekama Michigan has been awarded the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) highest certification through is LEED for Homes program. The Hybrid House received LEED for Homes "Platinum"certification. Only 22 other homes in the nation have received this honor. Along with the "Platinum" LEED for Homes Certifications and winning the GLREA 2007 Exemplary Project Award, this hybrid home has also been awarded an Energy Star Rating of 5+ Stars. You can also read more about this project in the March issue of Concrete Homes magazine and in the up coming Northern Home & Cottage magazines May issue. If you would like to tour this home it will be the 2008 Michigan Energy Fair Show Home. The Michigan Energy Fair is June 27th - 29th in Onekama Michigan. We also would like to thank the homeowner and all the Team Hybrid member for their great job on this project. Team members get ready! were about to register our next LEED for Homes project.

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Comments (25)

Eric Hughes
Image Design, LLC - East Grand Rapids, MI
the green home designer
Thanks Mary! It was alot lot of hard work from the whole team to get that rating.
Mar 24, 2008 03:10 PM
Eric Hughes
Image Design, LLC - East Grand Rapids, MI
the green home designer

http://www.mynorth.com/My-North/March-2008/Its-a-Platinum/

Great write-up on the project. Look for it in the May issue of Northern Home & Cottage magazine.

Apr 02, 2008 01:20 AM
Eric Hughes
Image Design, LLC - East Grand Rapids, MI
the green home designer

Check out  this other blog I found in active rain on our LEED "Platinum" Home.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/457859/West-Michigan-gets-its

Thank's Karen

Apr 15, 2008 06:43 AM
Alex Mordas
EarthSTEPS - Tallahassee, FL
Green Building Consultant

Hey Eric,

Great post. LEED platinum is always exciting to see happening in any home. We have a couple of them going on that should obtain platinum status here in the Big Bend region in Florida. I'll post about them when they are done. 

 

Apr 15, 2008 11:30 AM
Eric Hughes
Image Design, LLC - East Grand Rapids, MI
the green home designer
Thanks Alex, I would like to see the projects in your area that your talking about. I have two new project were about to resister under the LEED for Homes program one is projected "Platinum and another one is projected "Gold". And I'm in the designing stages of 6 more homes that will also be LEED certified projects.
Apr 15, 2008 11:45 AM
Bonnie & Terry Westbrook
Westbrook Realty - Ada, MI
Grand Rapids MI Real Estate
Congratulations, Eric, on your successes so far in the green housing field. I hope we can see thousands of these type of homes being built here in Michigan.
Apr 16, 2008 02:31 AM
Eric Hughes
Image Design, LLC - East Grand Rapids, MI
the green home designer
Thanks Bonnie! I agree with you and I think we will see thousands of these types of homes built here in Michigan. We need the MLS to recognize there is a difference and list whether its a Energy Star, Green Built Michigan or a LEED certified home. We also need lenders, appraiser and insurance companies to realize the advantages of a green certified home.
Apr 16, 2008 02:41 AM
Stefan Scholl
Buyer's Broker of Northern Michigan, LLC - Petoskey, MI
Northern Michigan Real Estate
Congratulations, Eric.  What an accomplishment.  The Michigan Energy Fair sounds interesting also.  I couldn't make it last year. . .maybe this year.
Apr 17, 2008 04:57 PM
Eric Hughes
Image Design, LLC - East Grand Rapids, MI
the green home designer
Thanks Stefan! Hope you can make the Michigan energy Fair it is worth the trip!
Apr 18, 2008 12:31 AM
Andrew Magliochetti CCIM
Helios Realty and Development - Chicago, IL

Awesome project and a great accomplishment.  Keep up the great work!  If we all continue to put forth LEED projects, it will only gain more momentum.

Apr 28, 2008 05:28 AM
Eric Hughes
Image Design, LLC - East Grand Rapids, MI
the green home designer

Thanks Andrew! I have 12 other LEED for Homes projects I am currently designing. With more calls coming in everyday for more. I think the momentum is gaining!

Apr 28, 2008 08:01 AM
Eric Hughes
Image Design, LLC - East Grand Rapids, MI
the green home designer

Michigan is now No. 2 in the nation for LEED for Homes Certified projects. Not bad for having one of the worse economy's in the nation!

May 16, 2008 07:12 AM
Eric Hughes
Image Design, LLC - East Grand Rapids, MI
the green home designer

Don't forget the 2008 Energy Fair is just weeks away. Its you chance to tour a Certified LEED for Homes "Platinum" Project. And get a sneak peak of the plans for our new projects under construcion one is a projected LEED For Homes "Gold" project and another one is a projected LEED for Homes "Platinum" project.

Jun 10, 2008 03:26 PM
Eric Hughes
Image Design, LLC - East Grand Rapids, MI
the green home designer

Checkout our news post on our latest projects!

http://activerain.com/blogsview/598240/Award-winning-Team-Hybrid

Jul 18, 2008 09:58 AM
Eric Hughes
Image Design, LLC - East Grand Rapids, MI
the green home designer

Today we found out that the Onekama Homes won two national awards from the Insulating Concrete Form Association (ICFA). Check out the write up on my web-log or on BuildBlock website.

http://imagedesignllc.blogspot.com/

http://www.buildblock.com/projects.asp

Sep 29, 2008 01:40 PM
Mobile Austin Notary
Apostille/Authentication/Embassy Legalization, Notary Public, Loan Signing Agent & Process Server Services - Austin, TX
www.mobileaustinnotary.com

Thats great news! feather pin

Jan 29, 2009 03:31 PM
Eric Hughes
Image Design, LLC - East Grand Rapids, MI
the green home designer

Thanks Jenette!

Jan 31, 2009 11:48 AM
Eric Hughes
Image Design, LLC - East Grand Rapids, MI
the green home designer

We just got the news from the World of Concrete 2009, held in Las Vegas. That the Onekama project has won the 2008 ICF Builder Magazine Award for Large ICF Residence 3,000 to 6,000 sq. ft.

Feb 04, 2009 11:56 AM
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Hi Eric~

 

This post is full of valuable information. Any chance you would consider allowing it to be re-blogged?

Feb 05, 2009 01:09 AM
Eric Hughes
Image Design, LLC - East Grand Rapids, MI
the green home designer

Yes! That would be o.k. I can check the box to allow that.

Feb 05, 2009 01:41 AM