Normandy Designer Troy Pavelka Earns LEED Green Associate Certification

You may have heard of LEED and know it has something to do with being green, but might not know much more beyond that. Fortunately, Normandy Designer Troy Pavelka knows quite a bit about green building and remodeling, having recently been awarded the LEED Green Associate credential by the Green Building Certification Institute, a branch of the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED certification means that Troy has passed his certification exam and has shown knowledge in green building and remodeling principles.

If you’re not familiar with these terms, LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and was developed by the US Green Building Council as a way to identify and implement practical and measurable green building solutions. Buildings or homes can qualify for a variety of LEED certifications depending on how well they score on the LEED Green Building Rating System. A LEED Green Associate certification shows that Troy is knowledgeable about these building methods and has studied and been tested on the extent of his knowledge on the subject.

As a Normandy designer and licensed architect, Troy understands the benefits of incorporating green principles into the home remodeling projects of his clients. “Many of the ways to make your remodeling project more green are affordable and easy to obtain,” says Troy. “There has been this misconception that going green is an all or nothing prospect, which can significantly increase the price of your project. While it is true that there are many high tech ‘green’ solutions, many of today’s solutions can be found at nearly any price point and can be a part of an affordable remodeling project.”

Troy Pavelka will be giving a seminar to homeowners on the ways that green remodeling can be incorporated into a home remodeling project on Saturday, April 16, 2011, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Normandy Builders Hinsdale Showroom. The seminar is entitled “Commonsense Green Remodeling” and is free to attend for those who register on our events page.

Normandy Builders at the St. Charles Home Show


For the second year in a row, Normandy Builders will be exhibiting at the Old House New House Home Show at the Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles IL February 11-13. Normandy’s booth will be staffed with experienced designers ready to talk about additions, kitchens, bathrooms, and finished basements. Normandy’s booth will also be showcasing a variety of full-color kitchen and bath renderings that Normandy Builders has prepared for clients as part of the design process. Visitors to the booth may request copies of specific drawings to be sent to them as they gather ideas for their own kitchen or bath remodeling projects.

Normandy will be offering a limited number of FREE tickets to the Old House New House Home Show to visitors of their Hinsdale Showroom. Tickets will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis and quantities are limited.


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