Bettendorf, IA Green Home Built for Educational Purposes
By Chris Kaufmann, ABR, CREN, e-PRO, EcoBroker
(Keller Williams Greater Quad Cities)
A few days ago our local newspaper, the Quad City Times, reported on a story pertaining to future green construction in one of the fastest growing parts of Bettendorf, IA. It was said that members of the Quad City Home Builders Association (QCHBA) were going to donate their time and provide materials at cost for the construction of a 1900sf ranch built to the Silver Award level set forth by the National Association of Home Builders. Ryan Windmiller of Aspen Homes was chosen to oversee ("general") the project. What they didn't elaborate on was what the specific level(s) entailed. Here's my interpretation on the subject. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB.) has three main levels of green building; the bronze, silver & gold. The National Green Building Standard recently adde...