The USGBC Awards Image Design, LLC and Frontier Construction LEED Gold Certification for their Green Home
March 8, 2010 Kingsley, MI
Today the new residence at 6524 Marsh Rd. was awarded LEED “Gold” certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for achievement in green homebuilding and design. LEED for Homes is a national third party certification system for energy efficient, healthy, green homes. LEED certified homes complete a technically rigorous process that includes a home energy (HERS) rating and onsite inspections to verify that the home is built to be energy and water efficient, environmentally sound, and a healthier place to live.
This home is one of 86 Michigan projects that have been certified under the LEED for Homes program, the 27th home to receive LEED “Gold” certification and the first LEED certified home in Grand Traverse County.
The home was designed by Eric A. Hughes of Image Design LLC, a national awarding winning sustainable residential design firm based out of Grand Rapids Michigan and built by the national award winning builder Joel Diotte of Frontier Construction based out of Maple City, Michigan. You may remember that this same home was the show home for the 2009 Michigan Energy Fair.
Green homes have substantially lower utility bills and may qualify for advantageous financing, lower insurance rates and government incentives.
“The U.S. Green Building Council is proud to help celebrate Image Design, LLC’s and Frontier Construction commitment to greener living,” said Michelle Moore, Senior Vice President of Policy & Market Development, U.S. Green Building Council. “Their leadership – demonstrated at 6524 Marsh Rd. is at the national forefront of quality; and their example can help us all to live better by reducing our environmental footprint, cutting our utility bills, and coming home to a healthier place to live.”
Located in Kingsley, Michigan – 6524 Marsh Rd. incorporates the following Sustainable/Green features:
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Mission: To transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, in a way that improves the quality of life in West Michigan.