As Midwest Sustainable (MSEC) enters its' eighth year, the MSEC Team continues to see many solid advances in the understanding and implementation of energy efficient practices and products. Descriptors such as 'green', 'sustainability', 'energy independence', 'regenerative economics', and 'environmental stewardship', are all beginning to enjoy an increasingly mainstream attention.
The MSEC Team continues to provide it's services in a larger and more community oriented focus, and was very excited that 2009 saw the US Secretary of Commerce and the US Secretary of Energy both visit the FHUSA project in Beijing, a ZNE, Non-Toxic project that MSEC provided lead energy engineering services for. The FHUSA is located in the Future House Community, Beijing PRC, and was built by the Learn Green Foundation of Chicago. It provides a hands on demonstration of the latest and greenest in building practices and US made products. It is no surprise why FHUSA is enjoying the 'most popular' status in the FH Community Project!
With the release of the Biden Plan, and more recently the President's own Economic Recovery Plan, both identifying the multi tiered positive economic impact of incorporating building efficiency practices in a retrofit application from the individual to community level, we see a new understanding of the relationship between energy and economics emerging. MSEC continues to play the vital unbiased 3rd party role in increasing efficiency and sustainability, by incorporating a process of Return On Investment evaluations, and Life Cycle Costing calculations.
From casual info to hard calculations...including all things regarding Geothermal, SIPS, ICF, Insulation, Infiltration, IR Scans, LEED, Photovoltaic, NAHB Green Build, ResNet, HERS, COSC Green Street, process development to qualify for federal and state rebates, to grant application assistance and more! Before you build or remodel, consult with MSEC to increase your sustainability quotient and provide a solid process to assure that when all is said and done, the green results you desire, are achieved!
If you are a professional builder, a home owner planning a remodeling project, a church, a school, or a community looking to develop a strategy to increase it's energy efficiency city wide, the MSEC Team can help you reach your sustainability goals!
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