Cottage in Emmet County Wins Highest Green Building Certification
In Project Green — a local cottage is the second in the nation to win the highest 'green building' certification. The cottage' in Petoskey earned the Green Building Award for exceeding energy and building code standards. JR Construction focused on energy efficiency and indoor air quality when building the home. They used natural products and low VOC paints. In addition, the home is tightly sealed to conserve energy. The owner says this is the way homes should have been built all along. The owner says in this green home the energy bill averages $36.00 a month.