LIVE GREEN was named a 2009 Maryland Home Performance Contractor of the Year by the Maryland Energy Administration.
LIVE GREEN & Michael Whelan are the subject of an article published in the Washington Post (May 7, 2009) and the Gazette (May 6, 2009). The article (reported by Andrew Ujifusa) focuses on Michael's home energy efficiency services and the assistance he provides to the Town of Chevy Chase on its climate protection efforts. (Read article)
LIVE GREEN was featured in a Washington Post Magazine article (Feb 15, 2009, Liza Mundy). (Read excerpt) In
the follow-up online chat, the author was asked whether it was useful
to have the home energy audit, to which she responded: "Extremely
useful. I highly recommend it."
The implementation of a LIVE GREEN project was filmed (early Feb 2009) for an upcoming show on green building practices.
An entire installment of the TV program “Focus with Haig Ellian” (Nov 2008) featured Michael Whelan describing the Home Performance Analysis process and its benefits to homeowners.
We are pleased that many LIVE GREEN clients refer us to their friends and neighbors, and are proud to provide references upon request.
WHO WE ARE
LIVE GREEN LLC is a family-owned business based in Montgomery County, MD and serving the Washington DC Metro Area. We provide personal attention to each client. We are focused on serving each client’s best interests throughout the process, providing "concierge" service without the concierge price.
LIVE GREEN’s principals have extensive backgrounds in design, green development and energy efficiency issues.
Michael Whelan is -
A Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified Professional Building Analyst and Envelope Specialist
A licensed Maryland Home Improvement Contractor (MHIC License #99864)
An Architect (licensed in MD and registered in CO) with 25+ years of design and construction experience
Suzanne Parmet is -
An Attorney (licensed in MD and DC) with degrees in Architecture and Real Estate Development
An Associate Real Estate Broker (licensed in MD), affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage (Live Green is not a licensed broker; Live Green does not provide brokerage services)
A former BPI-certified Envelope Specialist
A former BPI-certified Professional Building Analyst
A former LEED Green Associate
A Real Estate Development Consultant specializing in residential projects and green development practices
A former Board member of Green Savings Co-op
A former member of the Town of Chevy Chase Climate Protection Committee
SERVICES WE PROVIDE
LIVE GREEN LLC is a Home Performance Services company. We promote home energy efficiency by providing the following services:
Home Performance Analysis – performing a comprehensive whole-house review that includes a Home Energy Audit & Physical Evaluation
(to identify energy savings opportunities, test combustion safety and
uncover relevant operational and maintenance issues), delivering our
Home Performance Report (including actionable recommendations), and (at a customer's request) planning for Implementation
Implementation of Improvements – making the recommendedEnergy Efficiency Improvements outlined in our Report, including installing insulation and air sealing, and re-testing for combustion safety & air infiltration post-implementation
Energy Consulting– providing advisory services to homeowners, architects and builders during the planning and/or implementation phase of a renovation or new construction project that will improve the energy efficiency of the home
Design & Construction – providing design, documentation andmanagement services during the planning and/or implementation phases of a renovation or construction project that will improve the functionality of the home and/or implement the desired design
LIVE GREEN LLC is a Participating Contractor with the Pepco Home Performance with ENERGY STAR ® Audit Program (Pepco Program).The Pepco Program subsidizes the cost of a whole-house energy audit, as well as provides financial incentives for making certain energy efficiency improvements, for eligible homeowners. Go to the Pepco Program website for more information. LIVE GREEN LLC is
a Participating Contractor with the Maryland Home Performance with ENERGY STAR ® (MD HPwES) program. MD HPwES works with LIVE GREEN LLC to deliver whole-house energy savings, improve comfort and help protect the environment. MD HPwES trains and certifies contractors to perform whole-house energy
audits and energy improvements, as part of Governor O'Malley's EmPOWER
Initiative, which seeks to reduce electricity consumption by 15% per
person by 2015. Click on the "Maryland Home Performance with Energy Star" logo below to go to the MD HPwES program website. Click on the "Ask About Energy Star" logo below to go to the federal Energy Star program website.
LIVE GREEN LLC is Green Savings Co-op's Preferred Provider for Home Energy Auditing & Weatherization services. (Go to the Green Savings Co-op website for details.)
LIVE GREEN LLC is a licensed Maryland Home Improvement Contractor (MHIC License #127267) and is certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency as a Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Contractor pursuant to TSCA Sec 402 (#NAT-50469-1).
LIVE GREEN LLC is an Enterprise Green Communities Technical Assistance Provider for our expertise in Energy Services and Construction / Post-Construction Review and Testing.
LIVE GREEN LLC is a Member of U.S. Green Building Council, a 501(c)(3) non profit composed of leaders from every sector of the building industry working to promote buildings and communities that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work. (Go to the USGBC website for details.)
LIVE GREEN LLC is a Founding Member of Efficiency First,
a non-profit organization dedicated to the retrofitting of America's
homes, in order to mitigate global warming emissions, reduce energy
bills, increase local jobs, improve occupant health, and improve