Date Occurred: 16 1010 I am looking forward to supporting and advocating for energy efficient design and construction in new homes and in the healthy and energy efficient repair and renovation of existing homes.
Date Occurred: 16 0805 Assisted in developing recommedations on a baseline residential energy code for Minnesota energy regulators and utilities. Construction improvements over this baseline would qualify home owners for tax incentives and builders for energy utility rebates. The baseline and energy improvement data will be incorporated into a Minnesota specific HERS (Home Energy Rating System) calculator to be used by building raters to assess and rate the design and construction of new and remodeled residences, qualifying homes for energy efficiency programs.
Date Occurred: 16 0712 Anderson Sustainable Architecture was elected to full membership in MBPA. We discussed home quality construction goals including: Weather - protection from cold, heat, rain, snow and wind; Health - protection from the elements and decreasing exterior and interior contaminants; Energy Efficiency - decreasing the cost of maintaining a home; Disaster Resistance - repelling the brute force of storms and surviving the loss of utilities; Interior Climate Maintenance - provide safer and healthier living environments. Would you like a home built to last hundred years without requiring serious upgrades?
Date Occurred: 16 0209 Review of our firms purpose and work led to acceptance as an Associate Member of the Minnesota Building Performance Association (MBPA). MBPA provides reliable and valuable information to the public to help them keep their buildings healthy, energy efficient and provides a listing of resources to accomplish that. Anderson Sustainable Architecture provides a valuable energy sustainable architectural design perspective to the group. MBPA consists of building performance testers and raters, construction industry members, energy utilities, and representatives from the University of Minnesota Extension - Cold Climate Housing Program and the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy. The following is sourced from the MBPA website: "Information and solutions for a safe, healthy, comfortable, durable and energy efficient home". "Improving your home's performance: Using science, testing and the "house-as-a-system" approach to ensure your home or building is safe, comfortable, durable and energy efficient". http://www.mbpa.us
Mark Anderson, AIA, CPHC
For my day job, I'm an architect focused on green design. Not a bad gig! Caring for the planet is a theme throughout my life. This page is where I like to talk about how that love for the earth plays out – in architecture and in my life.