FHB Summit: Pretty Good House Insight Session
“How do we get better energy efficiency [in our homes] and how do we convince clients to get better energy efficiency?”
Fine Homebuilding contributing writer Michael Maines reflects on the environmental impact of being a residential designer/builder, and he explains how taking a hard look at common-sense building standards has shaped the evolution of his home designs. These standards started the “Pretty Good House” movement, and it’s only grown since its conception. Since then, Michael and his peers have continued to find the right balance between construction costs and energy performance. This 15-minute insight session acts as an introduction to his full seminar, “Pretty Good House 2.0: Practical Low Carbon.”
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Pretty Good House 2.0 Powerpoint – High-performance-home designer Michael Maines presents a collection of easy-to-implement construction details for building more environmentally friendly houses.
Pretty Good House 2.0 – Designers and builders should pay attention to embodied carbon.