Category: Green Building

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electric-car

It’s one thing to come to work and start talking up the idea of living a more resource-efficient lifestyle to our clients; it’s another thing to actually live a greener …

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Do You Bidet?

Master bathroom remodels are a Meadowlark specialty. Our clients tend to request elaborate spa-like experiences as part of their master suite integration. The master bath spa experience can include color …

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Home Unplugged – Homes (and Clients) We Love Talking About!

Tucked away on a private wooded lot on a hillside, this Meadowlark custom home – simply named “Unplugged” – was designed and built to take advantage of the serenity of …

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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

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shades-of-green

What does “green” mean to you? There’s no easy answer. The term has been tossed around for years, from consumers wanting to “do the right thing” to the product manufacturers …

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Meadowlark’s Roof Is Now a Solar Powerhouse

If you have driven by the Meadowlark offices at 3520 West Liberty in Ann Arbor, MI lately, you may have wondered, “Now, what are they doing with the roof?” Solar …

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window-blinds

As the temperature and humidity rises, so does the cost of cooling our homes. It’s easy to turn on air conditioners to keep the heat down, but we also know …

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window-insulation

Construction on this Meadowlark house includes a different type of exterior wall construction—a thermal envelope. Why? Because this home is being built to meet the Passive House standard. What Is …

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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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green-field

This home has earned the nickname “Green Country Ranch.” Depending on your particular inclinations, you can see it as a ranch house that is resource efficient, a country ranch that …

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Behind the drywall home exterior - computer rendering

Lizzy Alfs’s MLive article, “Lower Burns Park house converted to deep green single-family home,” showcases Meadowlark’s recently finished gut/rehab project. The ultra-resource efficient home, aptly named the Pushing the Envelope house, …

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