Green Building series addresses simpler LEED for homes |

Green Building series addresses simpler LEED for homes

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Home buyers, construction professionals and community members are invited to the free green building workshop titled Dispelling the Myths of LEED Homes from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at Steamboat Coffee House, 635 Lincoln Ave.

If you go

What: Dispelling the Myths of LEED Homes workshop
When: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9
Where: Steamboat Coffee House, 635 Lincoln Ave.

The session will be led by visiting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design fellow Stace McGee, who has worked on 6,000 residential LEED units across the U.S. and will discuss the simpler LEED for Homes version 4.1 recently released by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Although the region is home to various LEED commercial buildings ranging from North Routt Community Charter School to the Colorado Northwestern Community College Academic Building in Craig, local residential LEED construction has been limited. Officials hope the release of the streamlined LEED for Homes will increase residential projects.

LEED-accredited architect Adam Wright and builder Tarn Dickerson, who will assist with the workshop, completed the first LEED for Homes version 4 in Colorado in 2015 in the old hospital district in Steamboat Springs.

The workshop is presented by Yampa Valley Sustainability Council with support from local Green Building Program sponsors.

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