Creating a Green Home: New/Remodel/Addition
Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) September 11, 2008
Michael Klement, AIA, principal of the Ann Arbor-based residential architectural design firm, Architectural Resource, will present "Creating a Green Home: New/Remodel/Addition" at the Carnegie Library's Clare H. Sergeant Auditorium in Jackson, Michigan on September 16, 2008 from 6:30pm-8pm. Admission to the event is free.
Mr. Klement will discuss what makes up the core of a "green" new home/remodeling/addition project. This multi-media presentation will include actual samples of current and emerging green products and technologies. Attendees will take away valuable "green building" information, insights and inspirations they can immediately apply to their own homes and upcoming projects.
"Considering dwindling energy and natural resources and our planet's ecological distress, each of us as homeowners has a unique and critical role to play in making a change for the better," believes Michael Klement.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. residential sector accounts for 22% of the total energy consumed, 74% of the water used, and 21% of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. Furthermore, indoor air pollutants in our homes can often be four to five times as high as outdoor levels of the same irritants. Green home design and building addresses these issues by creating homes that perform significantly better than conventional homes.
For additional information regarding the class, please contact the Jackson District Library at 517.788.4099. The same class recently presented in Ann Arbor for the Ann Arbor Public Library drew standing room-only crowds, so attendees are recommended to arrive early.
About Architectural Resource:
Headed by Michael Klement A.I.A., N.C.A.R.B., and based in Ann Arbor, Architectural Resource is a full-service, architectural design firm specializing exclusively in distinctive design of custom homes, cottages, additions, remodels and renovations with an emphasis on green and sustainable design. http://www.architecturalresource.com.