Glenn Retreat a LEED for Homes Rural Walk Through

Take Look at the Glenn Retreat a LEED in the Homes Rural Walk Through

About this course:

The “Glenn Retreat” project exemplifies water use reduction both outdoor and indoor, with a 72% reduction in irrigation due in part by the AdvanTex(R) Wastewater Treatment Systems manufactured by Orenco (R) that is a environmentally sustainable wastewater treatment technology that treats blackwater and greywater so well that the treated effluent can be re-used for subsurface irrigation (We achieved an additional LEED innovation point with this system). Along with Infiltrating Rain Gardens, Edible Forest Gardens, Extensive use of Native Drought Tolerant Plants and Eco Turf Grass on the outside and with low flow WaterSense certified toilet and fixture on the inside this project achieved almost every point under Water Efficiency in the LEED for Homes checklist. Our approach to handling waste water and storm water turned a negative attribute into a positive one; and created a drought tolerant and low maintenance landscape.

Image Design, LLC of Grand Rapids, has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Design & Customer Satisfaction by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The national award winning residential design firm was chosen by the more than 25 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than 500,000 active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals. Image Design through SEED studio design greener homes throughout the country.

CEUs: .5 hour

  • .5 Hour in GBCI & LEED H Specific 1 Hour in GCP AIA (HSW) AIBD State-based design and construction may apply

You'll learn:

  • Know some of the basic requirements of a LEED and Healthy Home
  • Learn how blackwater systems can contribute to the welfare of the local watershed
  • Understand the safety a tight home in colder climates
  • Be inspired to make your next project better


Your Instructor


Green Home Institute
Green Home Institute

The GreenHome Institute is a 501 c3 non profit with a mission to empower people to make healthier and more sustainable choices in the construction and renovation of the places we live. We have certified over 6,000 green homes and trained over 15,000 professionals in residential green building.


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The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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