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What is a green home?


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Speaker: Laureen T. Blissard, Principal - LTLB envirotecture AIA, ALA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, LEED AP HOMES, USGBC LEED® Faculty™, LEED for Homes Green Rater, HERS Rater, Greenstar Professional, Chicago Self-Cert

Session Description: Right now there is quite a bit of confusing hype as to what constitutes an aspect of a green home. Some might think that going green means installing solar panels while others might think it's all about bamboo floors. Come hear about the complete “green“ picture as well as tips to guide you on your journey through sustainable home improvement!

Registration will open in February at http://westmontlibrary.org/

BIO: Laureen holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in architecture from the University of Illinois and has built a successful 25-year+ practice in the design and construction of buildings, homes, and interiors as well as rating, inspection, and certification of green properties. As the principal of the firm LTLB Envirotecture, Laureen has managed the verification for over one-thousand homes that are either "green" certified or in the process of becoming certified. The firm also does additions and existing home retrofits for aging in place clients on a case by case basis.

Laureen is also currently the technical director of the Green Builder® Coalition and is the program administrator for the WERS program which is a water use predictive modeling tool. The role of the technical director is to provide technical advice and specifications in the construction of green homes and buildings.

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