Michael Anschel

Michael Anschel

Michael Anschel is owner and principal of Otogawa-Anschel Design Build, serves on the board of Minnesota Greenstar, and is CEO of Verified Green. Energy efficiency, sustainability, owner issues, design
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Profiles in Green Profiles in Green

These two interviews with Michael Anschel and Michael McCutcheon are part of a series of conversations that editor Dave Holbrook had with green builders around the country. Read more

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Remodeling a Working Kitchen Remodeling a Working Kitchen

A simple reorganization of existing space and thoughtful material choices maximize efficiency and “green” appeal. Read more

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Green Alternatives to Traditional Building Materials

Q: I live in northern coastal California, in the heart of the redwoods. We're currently remodeling a simple structure (in a highly visible town-square location) into an elaborately detailed storefront, in keeping with the surrounding 1880s architecture. While all the vintage storefronts (and their framing) are constructed of old-growth redwood, we would like to use modern alternatives — such as engineered products — that would be more environmentally responsible. Since the exterior will be painted, the panels, columns, and crown and detail moldings can be built with any product that will withstand our moist climate. Do you have any recommendations? Read more

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