On June 19, 2013, Amerisips Homes welcomed local Charleston real estate professionals to the CEU class focused on the Future of Green Building. The SIPs constructed Platinum LEED Certified home served as the classroom as the Housing Paradigm Shift was introduced.
The paradigm shift compared past and current building practices against the future ( and Amerisips Homes) building practices. Those include:
|Quality building & energy efficiency not priorities||Better quality buildings & energy efficiency will be required by buyers|
|No quality standards or measurement criteria||Quantitative measures for quality assurance|
|1-2 year building process was acceptable||Reduced time to build, attracting resale buyers|
|25-35% materials waste was acceptable||Cost of waste is unacceptable|
LEED for Homes is the definitive measurement for building, measuring the overall performance of a home and focused on:
||LEED Certification Levels
Five Principles of Sustainability
- Optimize use of sun
- Improve indoor air quality
- Use the land responsibly
- Create high-performance and moisture-resistant houses
- Wisely use the earth’s natural resources
Our next article will demonstrate the High Performance Building Envelope and articulate some of the building sciences that play into it’s creation. The following images were taken of the Education for Realtors as approved by the National Association of Realtors. Please contact Amerisips if you or your real estate office is interested in attending a session or tour.