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Don’t Judge Greenbuild by the Political Undertones

By Trish Holder What happens when you bring a highly energized entity like the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and its enthusiasts together with the politically conservative stalwarts of the construction industry? It happens each year at Greenbuild, the world’s largest green building conference, and it is a topic I explored in this article for [...]

A Message to Homebuilders: “Green Building? Forget about it!”

By Trish Holder Are your eyes playing tricks on you?  Did the writer and publisher of Greenspiration Home, a website dedicated to educating homeowners about green building and renovating just tell homebuilders to forget about green building? Uh….yeah.  I did. The fact is, I’m sick to death of hearing builders debate the merits and viability [...]

Trish Holder Co-Authors HPAC Engineering Magazine Cover Story on Proximity Hotel — America’s FIRST LEED Platinum Hotel.

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Greenspiration Home Earns LEED Silver Certification

For Immediate Release   Contact: Trish Holder Greenspiration Home LLC Ph.: 336.456.9318 Email: trish@greenspirationhome.com Greenspiration Home Earns LEED Silver Certification   Greensboro, NC – April 30, 2012 – The Greenspiration Home in Greensboro, NC has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The private, custom-built [...]

From One Homeowner to Another

When consumers become the bullhorn for building green, builders benefit. On Earth Day, The Greenspiration Home won the 2010 Triad Green Award for “Single-Family Home” in Greensboro, N.C.. An honor, to be sure, but more important is the fact that this home, which is the private home of Trish Holder and Mark Raines, is an [...]

News of the Greenspiration Home makes all the way to Ontario, Canada where it has been an inspration for a green renovation project.

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Manufacturers Embrace the Fine Art of Romancing Homeowners

When it comes to the building industry, it would seem that contractors are from Mars and homeowners are from Venus. Connecting emotionally with the latter is the key to building a relationship. Trish Holder guest authors for TriplePundit.com Februrary, 2011 http://www.triplepundit.com/2011/02/manufacturers-embrace-fine-art-romancing-homeowners/  

Family Hopes Eco-Friendly Home Will Be a ‘Greenspiration’

By Shannon Smith FOX8 News March 27, 2009 GREENSBORO, N.C.— A family here recently built their dream home, a green home called Greenspiration. Now, they want to help others do the same. The family gave FOX8 a tour. http://www.myfox8.com/wghp-greenspiration  

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Greenspiration Home Hosts Lunch & Learn for Local Builders

Greensboro, NC – The Greenspiration Home hosted its first awareness event, a Builder Lunch & Learn on December 12, 2008, at the building site in the Pleasant Oaks subdivision in northwest Guilford County. The Lunch & Learn, developed and organized by Greenspiration homeowner, Trish Holder, featured several informative presentations from a variety of green building [...]