Category: Green Building

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Meadowlark Presents Red Pine Lodge for 2017 BRAG Parade of Homes Tour

Dreaming of a rustic lodge in the woods that was quiet – yet close enough to their beloved alma mater, our clients have arrived at a place that we call …

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Bidet

Bidets increasingly popular in master bath remodels Master bathroom remodels have been a Meadowlark specialty since the economy started an upswing a couple years ago. Homeowners’ master bathroom requests tend to …

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Shades of Green Building

Shades of Green Building So, what does “green” mean to you? It’s a question that I’ve been asking around the office for a few months now. It sounds like an …

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Now what are they doing with the roof – solar shingles?

How many of you have driven by our offices at 3250 West Liberty in Ann Arbor and wondered “now what are they doing with the roof?” We have had a busy …

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photo of woman with window blinds

As the temperature and humidity rise, we have to deal with the cost of cooling our homes. It is easy to turn on air conditioners to keep the temperature down, but …

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Susan Christian 1

Aside from all of the noise we are working under (literally – the hammers are pounding above my head as we speak!), we Meadowlark folks are all pretty darn excited about the …

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Marsie Klug

Warm, sunny June days turn me into a part-time bike commuter. The ride slows me down, allowing me to enjoy the sights that normally get unnoticed when I drive. Biking also …

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Construction for Dummies – Passive House Wall Construction

I recently was emailed photos from project manager Jake on a current Meadowlark custom home project and I was intrigued by the amount of “stuff” that was going on with the …

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Bringing it Home and Keeping it All in the Family

by Susan Christian We have stepped outside of our usual geographic area and headed north to Midland to help build a home that we are pretty darn excited about. As …

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle in the New Year

By Susan Christian When most people hear the word “green” being used in conjunction with a home – their first thought is usually saving money on energy costs. However, at Meadowlark, we know …

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So what is a “Green Country Ranch,” anyway?

This home has earned the nickname “Green Country Ranch,” and, depending on your particular inclinations, you can read this as a ranch house that is resource efficient, or – you …

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