Tuesday, November 17, 2009

LEED for Homes

The Sage, a LEED Platinum home in Eugene, designed by Arbor South Architecture (photo credit: Mike Dean Photography)

The Eugene Branch of the Cascadia Region Green Building Council is pleased to present Eli Volem of the Earth Advantage Institute, who will speak on the subject of LEED for Homes on Thursday, November 19, in Eugene.

LEED for Homes is a voluntary rating system that promotes the design and construction of high performance green homes. Green homes use less energy and water, fewer natural resources, create less waste, and are healthier and more comfortable for occupants. Benefits of a LEED home include lower energy and water bills, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and minimal exposure to mold, mildew, and other indoor toxins. LEED certification recognizes and rewards builders for meeting the highest performance standards, providing homeowners with confidence that their homes are durable, healthy, and environmentally friendly. In this presentation, participants will be introduced to the standards and principles required for LEED for Homes certification.

Eli Volem provides an Earth Advantage presence within the Energy Trust of Oregon's New Homes program. He is a certified RESNET HERS Rater, LEED for Homes Green Rater, and ENERGY STAR Homes Verifier, and primarily assists builders with building energy efficient, durable, healthier, and more environmentally responsible homes through Earth Advantage, ENERGY STAR Homes, and LEED for Homes certification programs. He provides technical training and support in the field from planning through construction, and sales and marketing support through the sales process.

If you'd like to attend the LEED for Homes lecture, please RSVP to Jenna Garmon, green building analyst at the City of Eugene by phone at (541) 682-5541 or by e-mail to jenna.r.garmon@ci.eugene.or.us. The presentation will take place Thursday between 12 PM - 1 PM, in the Tykeson Room at the Eugene Public Library, downtown branch, 100 W. 10th Avenue. There is no charge to attend.

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