Learn how to add value to one of the largest purchases of your life, your home, through energy upgrades that also enhance comfort. In addition, take a look at various green certifications and how they provide a roadmap toward the pursuit of a healthier, comfortable, energy efficient home.
Who should watch?
Homeowners, do-it-yourselfers, students and apprentices in construction trades, builders, remodelers, insulators, affordable housing advocates, real estate professionals and appraisers.
Add value to your home improvement project (16 min)
Jason hones in on home upgrades that improve comfort and efficiency. He explains best practice approaches for three of the top ten remodeling projects done across the country: residing, attic conversions and basement remodels.
Navigating the green sea (12 min)
In the real estate market, one in five homes is tied to some level of green certification. Jason discusses current green certifications and what they have in common.
Jason LaFleur LEED AP Homes
Managing Building Scientist
Jason directs education programs and helps project teams throughout the upper Midwest build third-party verified green homes that meet LEED and Energy Star standards. Additionally, he chairs the U.S. Green Building Council Illinois chapter’s Residential Green Building committee. Jason speaks frequently on residential green building, and was the 2010 recipient of the USGBC Illinois chapter’s “Green Speak” Award.