In the Weeds of Green Building (Tue Tip)

"Into the weeds" green building lecture

If you are in the Raleigh-Durham area, make plans to attend a discussion on green design called “In the Weeds of Green Building,” sponsored by the Triangle USGBC and the Green Home Builders of the Triangle.   

The talk will feature discussion about the first LEED-for-Homes and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Green certified home located “inside the beltline.” 

The designer, Michael Chandler (with partner Beth Williams) of Chandler Design Build will be on hand to discuss decisions, costs, and replicable techniques and methods. 

Lecture Details:

Friday May 13th 2011
2825 Barmettler Street, Raleigh, NC 27607
$15 (Triangle USGBC or GHBT Member) / $25 nonmembers.
Register here 
Green Homes Tour

The lecture is the kick-off for the Triangle Green Homes Tour, which is a self-guided tour of local green homes that takes place on Saturdays and Sundays, May 14 & 15, 21 & 22, 2011.

Do you have experience with LEED-for-Homes or NAHB green certification?  In your opinion, what are the most important principles to keep in mind when designing for a “green” home?  Let me know in the comment section, below.
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