On-Site Assessment Services
Energy Assessments & Weatherization Consulting
During a personal visit to your home or work place, we can help you to determine where most of your energy is being consumed. This information can help you to develop a strategy to reduce your consumption and lead a more sustainable lifestyle. If you choose to use renewable energy sources, this will help you to offset a greater percentage of your needs.
Solar Site Assessment
During a personal visit to your home or work place, we can help you identify the best and most practical site to collect solar energy. Using our Solar Pathfinder, we can determine how much solar energy can be produced from your desired location measured in BTUs or kWhrs. This information is a very important part of determining your Return on Investment.
Wind Energy Evaluation During a personal visit to your home or work place, we can help to identify the best and most practical site to collect wind energy. With an anemometer (meter to read wind speed) mounted at a modest height, we can help you to calculate how much wind energy is available to capture with a given wind generator. If you would like to measure wind speed higher than thirty feet (which we highly recommend), we can connect with a local business partner, who does just that very accurately.
Photo Voltaic (Solar Electric) System Design
We will help you to design a system that will provide for all, or a portion, of your electrical needs. Whether grid-connected or not, we can help you to determine your desired storage capacity or how much electricity can be sold back to the utility company.
Solar Space & Water Heating (Solar Thermal) Systems
Depending on your hot water consumption, we can design a system to meet your desired domestic hot water needs. Depending upon your building design and its overall efficiency we can design a system to heat your it using radiant in-floor heating.
Passive Solar Orientation
We can help you find a location at your building site that will take advantage of your lot’s solar energy. We can help to design glazing and overhangs to bring in, or shut out, the sun’s thermal energy when desired.
Green Building Design
Natural building materials and natural building techniques are not always incorporated into green buildings. We can help you to design home or outdoor living environments that are built from materials that are whole and natural unlike more synthetic and processed materials that often have high embodied energy and off-gas toxic fumes.
Outdoor Living Design
If you have a desire to spend more time living in your natural setting, we can help you to design outdoor plazas with kitchens, fireplaces that hydronically transfer heat to massive materials making the space more comfortable during the winter month, even in Northern Michigan.
Photovoltaic (Solar Electric) Systems
We have a builder’s license and established working relationships with licensed and insured electricians. As the installer and project manager of your solar electric system, you can depend upon us to acquire all of the necessary components, coordinate all of the installation, ensure that it complies with local electrical and building code as well as your utility’s interconnection requirements. We warranty all of our work.
Solar Heating (Solar Thermal) Systems
We have a builder’s license and established working relationships with licensed and insured mechanical contractors. As the installer and project manager of your solar thermal system, you can depend upon us to acquire all of the necessary components, coordinate all of the installation, ensure that it complies with local mechanical and building code. We warranty all of our work.
Tubular Skylights and Solar Attic Fans
As a licensed builder, we install our Solatube tubular skylights. These systems provide you with natural daylight without the cost of turning on your electricity. Our Solatube Solar Attic fans help to remove heat and moisture from the attic, which can cool the attic, reduce the growth of mold and mildew, prevent the damage of insulation, and prevent ice damning on the roof.
Outdoor Living Plazas
We have a builder’s license and established working relationships with licensed and insured masons, mechanical contractors. As the installer and project manager of your outdoor living plaza, we can install beautiful wood fired, ovens, grills, fireplaces and even hydronically transfer the heat from the originating location to your desired destination throughout the plaza. You can depend upon us to acquire all of the necessary materials and mechnical components, coordinate all of the installation, ensure that it complies with local mechanical and building code. We warranty all of our work.
Forbo Mamoleum Flooring
We have established relationships with Forbo Master Mecanics and Associate Mechanics to ensure that your floor is installed correctly and it is eligible for all manufacturer’s warranties. Cork, Bamboo & Rubber Flooring We have established relationships with professional flooring contractors, who will ensure your system is installed correctly according to manufacturers specifications.
Natural Earth Clay Plaster
We have professional installers, some of whom have been certified by American Clay, an Earth Plaster manufacturer, who can masterfully plaster your walls and provide you with any style finish that you desire.
Seasonal Solar Module Optimization
If your solar modules are mounted to adjust, we will assist you to maximize their efficiency. We can adjust solar modules during vernal and autumnal equinox or each season, which ever you prefer, to collect the sun’s energy better. At the same time, we inspect plumbing and electrical connections, frames and roof penetrations.
We have established relationships with floor finishing contractors, who can sand and re-finish your existing floors with our environmentally friendly (no and low VOC) and durable finishes that will not pollute your indoor living space.floor finishes.
Contact Us for more Information
Call us at: 231.399-0700