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Mission Zero Fest is an annual weekend festival dedicated to the celebration of local, organic solutions to complex global issues.  We aspire to provide a roadmap to living better, more joyful lives with a lighter footprint at home.
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OUR GREEN HOME TOURS AND ENERGY AUDITS:

We are excited to be able to show you six amazingly "green" homes.  Three of them have LEED® Platinum Certification and one is America's oldest net-zero home!  These homes will be open both days of the event and we welcome you to come and see what makes these homes "green."

We will also be doing live energy audits at six other homes throughout both days of the event.  See Tour locations and times below. Registration is suggested, but not required for these roving energy audits.

We are hopeful that, from these tours, you will be able to walk away with ideas you can use in your own homes to make them more energy efficient, more comfortable and produce a smaller carbon footprint on our environment.  Take a first step to making your home more energy efficient.

HOME TOURS:

217 S. SEVENTH STREET - AMERICA'S OLDEST NET ZERO HOME

See more information and a video about 217 S. Seventh Street. 

This home, called the Mission Zero House, was honored by USA Today as one of the "Best Green Homes of 2010" and called "Sustainable Perfection" buy the Atlantic.  It is the oldest home in American and Michigan's first to achieve documented net zero energy, meaning it annually produces more total energy than the owner's consume.

The green features of this home include:

A per capita residential energy consumption that is approximately 89% less that the Michigan average, 100% electric household powered by a 81kW rooftop solar array, Geothermal heat pump for heating, cooling and hot water, Energy Recovery Ventilator, restored and weatherized original historic single pane windows, smart controls like motion sensored lights and smart thermostat.

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1005 BROOKS STREET

In the words of the homeowners themselves:  'We love our house.  The entire home is like a working machine that pays constant respect to the Sun.  Living in it - we now understand our planet's position in the universe."  

The green features of this home include:

Passive solar design, whole house fan, Heat Recovery Ventilator, 50% more insulation in walls than standard home, rain garden with native plants, 300 gallon cistern, recycled barnwood siding, galvalume steel siding, recycled plastic decking, radiant floor heating system,  and low E windows. 

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1303 BROOKS STREET - A "NOT SO BIG®" INSPIRED LEED® PLATINUM REMODEL

The special thing about this home is the "every man's home" aspect of its design.  Although it was Michigan's second LEED® Platinum certified whole-house remodel, it does not present as something extreme.  It looks like, lives like, and is experienced like, any other home.  The difference is what truly makes for a 'deep-green' home: what's inside.

The green features of this home include:

Advanced Framing Techniques, water conservation with low flow fixtures, Geothermal heating & cooling, Hot Roof, Long Life - Loose Fit Design, Passive Solar, Energy Recovery Ventilator, and reuse of building materials. 

Builder:  Meadowlark Builders

Architect:  Architectural Resource

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215 W. SUMMIT STREET - A TIRED OLD VICTORIAN GOES LEED® PLATINUM

This home is registered with LEED® for HOMES, with certification goal of Platinum.  This whole-house gut/rehab features the transformation of a tired and run-down 1910 Victorian into a beautiful historic home that is ready for the next century with a 'deep-energy retrofit'.

The green features of this home include:

State of the art insulation technology, Geothermal heating & cooling, Energy Recovery Ventilator, low-flow plumbing fixtures, metal roof, and reuse of building materials. 

Builder:  Meadowlark Builders

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723 SPRING STREET - ANN ARBOR'S FIRST LEED® PLATINUM CERTIFIED HOME

See more information and videos about 723 Spring Street.

This home became the City of Ann Arbor's first LEED® Platinum certified house. This home was designed to weave into the surrounding neighborhood in style and function, while showcasing many different types of green building methods that make this home ultra-energy efficient.  In addition to ICF construction and Geothermal heating and cooling, the home also has an 8.6kW solar array and is near net-zero energy usage.  Advance building techniques abound in this home, which also features Meadowlark Builders' outstanding design and custom cabinetry.

The green features of this home include:

Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) walls, Geothermal heating & cooling, Energy Recovery Ventilator, Recirculating hot water ultra efficient water distribution system, locally produced hardwood floors, low flow water fixtures, Structural Insulated Panels (SIP)

Builder:  Meadowlark Builders

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512 HISCOCK STREET

Originally built in 1917 for Edwin F. Kleinschnidt, a laborer at Economy Baler, this home has been radically transformed to nearly its original appearance.  The building envelope and mechanical system of the house has been significantly enhanced and restored right down to the original historic single pane wood windows.  An Addition to the rear of the house was added in 2008 which features natural earth plaster finishes, a vegetated roof and salvaged interior finishes and furnishings.  This home received the 2009 City of Ann Arbor Historic Preservation Award.

The green features of this home include:

Restored wood windows with new aluminum 'true' air-tight, insulated storm windows, Reinstalled original poplar clapboard for rainscreening, Cellulose blown-in insulation, SIPS walls and ultra performance windows in new addition, unique water-based mechanical system with water-to-air heat exchanger, Heat Recovery Ventilator, Natural Earth Plaster, Salvaged materials used throughout home and landscaping.

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ENERGY AUDITS:

SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH

11:00 AM: 703 Fountain Street

1:30 PM: 711 Fountain Street

2:45 PM: 716 Fountain Street

4:00 PM: 726 Fountain Street

SUNDAY, JUNE 10TH

11:00 AM: 616 W. Summit Street

12:30 PM: 215 W. Summit Street