New & Notable

July/August 2007
A version of this article appears in the July/August 2007 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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July 01, 2007
Mainstream GreenHome Cherokee Investment Partners, which has previously worked in brownfield restoration, is expanding into the field of green home building. The company currently has a demonstration house, called the Mainstream GreenHome, under construction near Raleigh, North Carolina. The home features green building designs that the company claims can be duplicated in residential developments. Cherokee estimates that the 1,000 ft2 Mainstream GreenHome will cut both fossil fuel use and water use by 50%, as compared with a conventional home. The house features Energy Star-certified windows and appliances, ground source heat pumps, solar hot water, and PV systems, and it will minimize use of volatile organic compounds. The model house is pursuing U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes certification. For more information, go to Konrade Moves to FEMP Joe Konrade, who has worked with state energy offices and weatherization agencies under the State Energy Program and the Weatherization Assistance Program, has moved to a new position with the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP). Konrade has worked as the State Energy Program regional manager in the Philadelphia regional office and Kansas program manager for the State Energy Program. He was also involved with the Weatherization Assistance Program ...

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