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Enviro-Mich message from "Maggie Fields" <FIELDSM@michigan.gov>

If interested in green building information, also consider:
Note:  full green building considers energy efficiency, resource efficiency, community and healthy issues.

Energy Star (Energy efficient focus)  

Green built Michigan  (MAHB)

LEED for Homes (online resources & courses)

Houses that work  (designing details)

Other resources 


Maggie Fields     
(517)  335-6250  
Pollution Prevention & Green building
MDEQ -ESSD,    PO Box 30242
Lansing, MI  48909

Green Building resources

>>> "Link, Terry" <link@mail.lib.msu.edu> 2/14/2008 3:36 PM >>>


NEWS RELEASE from Northwestern Michigan College
1701 E. Front St., Traverse City MI 49686;  Contact: Maureen Carlson

Phone: (231) 995-1700;  email: mcarlson@nmc.edu 
RELEASE: Immediately
DATE: February 14, 2008

Green Building Seminar   

TRAVERSE CITY, MI - Green Building practices are becoming the standard
benchmark of excellence in the construction industry. "Green Building
for Performance, Durability, Comfort, and Health: Tactics for Success"
is a one-day seminar being held at Northwestern Michigan College's
Milliken Auditorium on March 5, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Participants will gain up-to-date information relating to the science
and expertise being applied in contemporary building practices. Topics
include: what makes a building green, cold climate construction,
moisture challenges, air filtration and envelope sealing, air quality
and comfort, HVAC issues, performance criteria and guarantees,
zero-energy and high-performance homes, and best practices in green
building. Exhibits and check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.  

The Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area and
Northwestern Michigan College, with sponsorship from the Traverse City
Area American Institute of Architects, are partnering to host this
seminar and bring nationally known building performance consultant, Doug
Garrett, to Traverse City. Mr. Garrett is a Certified Energy Manager
with both CEM and CDSM designations from the Association of Energy
Engineers. He brings 15 years combined experience guiding energy
management in the City of Austin Texas while working with one of the
nation's leading Green Building Programs.  

The seminar is open to anyone interested in building performance issues,
and is recommended for general contractors, HVAC professionals, energy
specialists, real estate professionals, architects, building managers,
and sales and service professionals.  

For registrations received by March 4, the seminar cost is $75 and
includes lunch; registration is $85 the day of the event, with lunch
provided as available. 

For more information or to register, call 231-995-1700, go to
www.nmc.edu/energy, or stop into the NMC Extended Educational Services
office, room 102 at the University Center on Cass Road in Traverse City.

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