10 Pro Tips for Low Carbon


Basic Level
90min Webinar 2-3 Hours

During this course we will go over 10 high-level tips to achieve low carbon status. We will cover single-family, multi-family, new, and existing homes

Course Overview

During this course, we will go over 10 high-level tips that have been consistent across most projects that achieve a low carbon status.

This includes strategies with project teams, installation quality, product ideas, and operations. Many homes share similar approaches- what are they?

We will cover single-family, multi-family, new, and existing homes.


Brett Little, LEED AP Homes, Certified GreenHome Professional

Brett Little, GreenHome Institute (GHI), Executive Director

Brett Little is the Executive Director at GreenHome Institute (GHI), a nonprofit whose mission is to empower people to make healthier and more sustainable choices in the renovation and construction of the places we live in. Brett helps to instruct or moderate education sessions that are both online and in-person, oftentimes conducting more than 50 per year. In addition, Brett also serves as the LEED for Homes Quality Control Review Admin, and serves locally as a LEED for Homes Green Rater in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. Additionally, he helps administer Enterprise Green Communities on Low-income Housing Projects across the midwest region.

Brett has his Bachelor's Degree from Aquinas College in the Sustainable Business program and previously served as a USGBC West MI board member (6 years). Brett lives in West Michigan with his wife and two young children - in a home that's seeking zero-energy certification via a renovation in a cost-neutral way to show that anyone can do it.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • List the 10 basic tips and how to use them now

  • Describe where you can find more information to achieve low carbon results

  • Articulate how health and occupant welfare is usually also improved in low carbon homes

  • Review strategies that can be used and different ways to utilize them

Credit Values

Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) 1 Hour in: 

  • Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)
  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) Non Whole House
  • American Institute of Architects - AIA (HSW)
  • Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)
  • Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)
  • American Institute of Building Design (AIBD)
  • State Architect / Builder License may be applicable