High Performance Cottage Home builder, builds his own home LEED

Written by  //  February 20, 2012  //  LEED Platinum, Michigan, Single-Family Projects  //  3 Comments

Being a LEED AP Homes and having completed almost a dozen LEED certified homes Jeremy vanEyk, Construction Manager & Vice President of Cottage 

Home, has seen the benefits of what goes into a LEED home, and wanted to experience it first hand. For his family it was important to be close to the places they go the most. With the kids’ school only two blocks up the road and downtown being so close to this location, it just made sense. Working in the lakeshore environment and observing how homes react in some of the most drastic weather conditions also influenced how Jeremy chose to put the house together; choosing to go beyond building code and accepted building practices and striving to reach some of the highest standards in energy efficiency and sustainability. As it was built amongst some of the oldest homes in  the city, the house needed to blend in and age as gracefully as those around it.

3 Comments on "High Performance Cottage Home builder, builds his own home LEED"

  1. Laura Heagler February 21, 2012 at 1:31 pm ·

    Great job! Did you write a blog as you built so we can see more pictures and read about more features?

  2. Brett Little February 21, 2012 at 4:09 pm ·


    Great question. Please contact Stephanie Bauman of Cottage Home in order to get more pics and details on the project. stephanie@cottagehome.com

  3. Dave February 21, 2012 at 5:48 pm ·

    Agree that much more detail is needed (all the “hows” as to achieving the points per category) especially as this article has now been linked from elsewhere. I suggest the article author contact the architect, get all the details and update this article versus multiple contacts to the builder.

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