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Its Official we just received our LEED for Homes "Gold" certification from the USGBC for the Granite Hill project!

Posted on March 15, 2010 at 10:37am 0 Comments

Its Official we just received our LEED for Homes "Gold" certification from the USGBC for the Granite Hill project! Also we just won two national awards for the Granite Hill project from the ICFA (Insulated Concrete Forms Association) Their Gold award for the Small Residential Category and the Bronze for there Sustainable category.

Image Design, LLC "Home of the Green Home Designer"

Posted on May 21, 2009 at 8:30pm 2 Comments

Image Design, LLC is a national award winning residential design firm, located in West Michigan. We specialize in designing energy-efficient, environmentally friendly, sustainable, or green homes, with the minimum of LEED for Homes and ENERGY STAR certification, as well as Lifetime Design and Not So Big House principles.



Designer of the "2007, 2008 & 2009 Michigan Energy Fair Show House".

Recipient of the Exemplary Project… Continue

Jordan Valley Trout Pond

Posted on October 18, 2008 at 2:30pm 3 Comments

If you’re up north around the Lake Charlevoix area and get a chance, stop by the Jordan Valley Trout Pond its just 3 1/2 miles south of East Jordan on highway M-66. It was my grandfather’s original trout farm. It has been brought back to the way I remember it when my grandfather was alive. It is now owned and operated by my uncle and aunt.… Continue

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At 10:01am on December 9, 2009, Deward Knapp said…
Eric, I see must be interested in Architectural Photography. We recommend only one photographer for Architecture: Dave Speckman and Speckman Photography.
Take a look at Speckman's Architecture page and MAC Custom Homes.
At 6:26pm on February 5, 2009, Priceless Photography said…
Hi Eric,

Thanks for the compliment! To be honest, I'm not that great at or enthusiastic about architectural photography. I'm more into people. I would recommend Brian Confer of Studio B Photography if you are looking for someone.

If you need details or "lifestyle" photos (i.e. people living in their homes) I would be interested, for sure. Especially if there is a "green" angle...which I'm sensing you would have!

Hope this answers your question.

Beth
At 5:27am on January 7, 2009, Daar Fisher said…
Hi Eric , I’m the Internal Communication Director for the Michigan FairTax Assn. As you’re aware, our state legislature has recently enacted the Michigan Business Tax [MBT] as a response to ending the Single Business Tax [SBT] (a gross receipts tax). Our goal is to inform Michiganders about a proposed Michigan FairTax alternative that would both simplify, and stimulate, Michigan's business / jobs climate in order to stem the mass-emigration of businesses and families currently taking place.

The proposed Michigan FairTax would REPLACE the income tax and current sales tax, with a consumption tax (sales tax at point of retail sale). Under this plan, no more state tax will be withheld from Michigan wage-earners' paychecks. What's more, every Michigan resident-family will receive a monthly "prebate" check, in amount based on family size. This will ensure that NO Michigan family will EVEN BEGIN paying the MI FairTax on goods / services unless, or until, they exceed poverty-level spending.

Under the MI FairTax plan, points of collection are substantially reduced to just retailers, many of whom are already collecting sales tax. Because service providers must account for income tax withholding and compliance costs, their prices carry a hidden tax which a FairTax will make visible. (Business-to-business purchases would not carry the tax, as this would, again, hide the cost of taxation in prices.)

Because of the "prebate" (advance rebate calculated as .0975 x $ [poverty level spending per family size]) to ALL Michigan-resident households, the MI FairTax rate would effectively be 0% on all monthly family spending to the poverty level; thereafter it's 9.75%. A reasonably inferred average effective rate would be ~5.5% (see p.2 of pdf brochure, also review an economic analysis [pdf] on MI FairTax effects prepared by the Hillsdale Policy Group).


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At 11:55am on December 11, 2008, Jordan Bates said…
Hey Eric,
You can find information on Agriboard on our site: http://www.eco-buildingproducts.com/category/agriboard_industries or at the Agriboad site: http://www.agriboard.com/ These panels are quite a bit more expensive and ship from Texas, but you keep the petroleum out of your walls.

If you are interested in this product, you may be even more interested in Durisol Insulated Concrete Forms: http://www.durisol.com/ Made from "recycled" wood chips and cement, these blocks are lightweight with insulation added, as well as isolating the poured cement from the exterior creating a great thermal mass. There may be a small workshop in the next few weeks (by Harmony Home Constrution) on this product. Call or email if you have questions. 231 932 9104 (jordan@eco-buildingproducts.com)
At 2:04pm on December 2, 2008, Leslie Askwith said…
Thank you for your comment.
I love your photo. I've always thought frogs are much smarter than they look and to be able to design homes as well! Wow!
Leslie
At 2:13pm on November 17, 2008, Dawn Whyte said…
Good afternoon Eric. I just joined the mynorth family and I am very interested in Green Home design as well. I have been researching green design, sustainable design and environment friendly manufacturing processes as well as healthy homes. I am very intrigued to find out more about your group. I am a kitchen and bath designer in Petoskey and have been offering my clients green products for the past couple of years with new product additions all of time! I'll be in touch!

Dawn
At 10:19pm on October 28, 2008, Northern Shores Vacation Rentals, LLC said…
Hello Eric,

Thank you... We are very proud of Peninsula Bay and have enjoyed the building process and the wonderful people we have met along the way. It has been our home away from home since it's conception and we have accommodated may happy guests. It's a dynamite development.
 
 
 

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