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Mike Collignon

Mike Collignon, author of our Code Watch, is Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Green Builder Coalition, a not-for-profit association dedicated to amplifying the voice of green builders and professionals to drive advocacy and education for more sustainable homebuilding practices.
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The IECC 2009, 2012, & 2015: A Cross-Code Comparison of the Residential Energy Efficiency Sections

Posted by Mike Collignon

Jan 21, 2016 3:40:57 PM

Here's a general analysis of section R403 of the 2009, 2012, and 2015 IECC.

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Santa Fe Community College to Host WERS Training in March

Posted by Mike Collignon

Jan 15, 2016 10:52:12 AM

Santa Fe Community College’s EnergySmart Academy is offering a new course on the Water Efficiency Rating Score (WERS).

Santa Fe Community College’s EnergySmart Academy is known for its educational offerings in the energy sector. Now, they are embarking on a new frontier: water. Starting in March, they will be offering a 3-day training course on the Water Efficiency Rating Score, or WERS, program.

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Green Builder Coalition Partners with ARCSA on WERS

Posted by Mike Collignon

Jan 12, 2016 2:34:03 PM

Partnership aims to promote sustainable rainwater harvesting practices.

The Green Builder® Coalition is honored to announce a 2-year partnership with the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association® (ARCSA) on the advancement of water efficiency and rainwater harvesting through the Water Efficiency Rating Score (WERS) program.

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WERS Program In Action

Posted by Mike Collignon

Dec 18, 2015 12:20:13 PM

WERS Program Helps Homebuilder Save Thousands on Building Permit Fees

When homebuilder Bill Roth of Modern Design + Construction, Inc. recently submitted a building permit application, he had to declare how much water his latest project would use. This is part of an alternative “Plan B” permitting process for homebuilders in Santa Fe, NM. Under this plan, homeowners can commit to using less water annually than the average home, in trade for a lower permit fee based on their reduced water consumption. Accurately demonstrating the projected water use of a new home in your permit application has been a challenge… until now. This time, Roth had something new that enabled his application to get accepted in the blink of an eye, while saving his client approximately $2,000.

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GreenHome Institute Endorses WERS Program, Incorporates Into GreenStar

Posted by Mike Collignon

Dec 1, 2015 11:51:39 AM

Water is essential to life, so it’s no surprise that water scarcity garners headlines, especially in the western third of the United States. Yet supply isn’t the only reason to use water in a more efficient manner. Communities that are looking to grow are also interested in lessening the burden on their infrastructure; even more so if it’s starting to show signs of wear.

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