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Local Remodeling and Architectural Firms Team Up for Platinum Redesign

April 15, 2015, Press Release
LEED Certification environment green buildingThere is no higher sustainable honor for a remodeled home than to be certified as LEED Platinum status. Ann Arborites Patricia Harroun, of Cardea Construction Company, and Michael Klement AIA, of Architectural Resource, are pleased to announce that, thanks to their artisanship and teamwork, one of their Ann Arbor homes, on 3160 Dwight Street, is in the process of certification for that prestigious green honor.

The home is one of only ten homes that will be on display as part of the upcoming 2015 NARI Tour of Remodeled Homes April 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and April 26 from noon to 6 p.m. NARI, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, is the only independent national association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is a voluntary, market-driven green building certification program that was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to recognize best-in-class building strategies and practices. Building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of LEED certification. To achieve LEED Platinum status, the highest level attainable, a home must earn a certain point total in eight essential resource categories as determined through rigorous evaluations by three separate third-party entities: the local Green Rater, Greenlife Building; the State LEED Provider, GreenHome Institute; and the national Green Building Certification Institute.

Upon certification, the Dwight Street home will become one of 46 homes in all of Michigan, including both new construction homes and remodels, to have achieved Platinum status since the ranking system was developed in 2008. LEED Platinum homes offer owners healthier, resource-conserving, more durable, more sustainable, super energy-efficient dwellings.

Also found in The Ann Arbor Independent, April 26, 2015

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Dec 5, 2014, Lucy Lance Show

Patricia Harroun, Founder, Cardea Construction Co.

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Aug 22, 2014, Lucy Lance Show

Maureen Sloan, CEO, BRAG Ann Arbor Patricia Harroun, Founder, Cardea Construction Co.

A 1996 home updated to better fit the homeowners’ lifestyle is one of 12 beautifully remodeled homes on this year’s Remodelers Home Tour, sponsored by the Builders & Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor. The Remodelers Home Tour is October 4 & 5 throughout the Ann Arbor area.


Oct 4, 2014. Cardea Construction Company, Ann Arbor will again be part of the BRAG Remodelers Home tour. See more information on our Home Tour page


Member Spotlight: Cardea Construction, A2YChamber

Patricia has served on several boards of nonprofit groups:
The state wide board of Green Built Michigan, Inc.,
Women Business Organization of SE Michigan.,
And, a lifetime board member for our local Ann Arbor Home Builder Association, (Builders and Remodelers of Greater Ann Arbor Area);Cardea Construction Company specializes in kitchens, baths, finished basements, additions, porches & whole house renovations.


March 15, 2014. Cardea Construction Company, Ann Arbor was just awarded Angie’s List Award

for DETROIT remodeling

2014, Patricia Harroun of Cardea Construction has become a Local Life Director of BRAG, The Builders and Remodelers Association of Greater Ann Arbor
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    Whether the project is an addition, kitchen, basement, bathroom or family room, Harroun feels that educating her clients about products, processes and time table is valuable. Harroun says she looks at the situation from her cus­tomer’s perspective. She thinks about what they want and need to know about their project and she ensures that they have the information they need to be comfortable with their deci­sions, their design and the process. Read more.

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