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Before you remodel:
10 quick tips

Ten essential things to consider as you envision your home remodeling project.
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Building and saving green

Reduce your carbon footprint using some of the top low-cost green building strategies.
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Energy consumption:
a balancing act

Learn how much energy your family consumes.
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Certification Programs

Minnesota GreenStar

Minnesota GreenStar is a green building standard and certification program for both existing and new homes. The project is registered with Minnesota GreenStar by the builder, architect or designer. Before, during and after construction, a third-party rater tests the home and verifies performance to Minnesota GreenStar standards. Upon passing, the home receives Minnesota GreenStar certification at either a bronze, silver or gold level of achievement.

Wisconsin ENERGY STAR® Homes Program

Homes built under the Wisconsin ENERGY STAR Homes Program provides homeowners with the peace of mind that they are living in a more energy-efficient home. This is proven through third party verification and testing. We hire an independent third party who tests all of our new homes, both during the construction process and after the house is completed.

Green Built Home™ Program

Green Built Home is a voluntary green-build initiative that reviews and certifies homes that meet sustainable building and energy standards. Similar to Wisconsin ENERGY STAR® Homes Program, the Green Built Home Program focuses on energy efficiency. But taking that a step further, the Green Built Home Program awards points for house positioning on the site, landscape conservation, storm water management and materials used in construction.

LEED Rating System

The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is a third party certification program. As the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings, LEED certification provides independent verification that a building project is environmentally responsible and a healthy place to live and work.

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