Awards

  • 2012 NAHB Green Remodel Advocate of the Year
  • 2012 NAHB Green Remodel Project of the Year over 100k
  • 2012 NAHB Green Remodel Project of the Year under 100k
  • Finalist: 2012 EnergyValue Housing Awards
  • 2011 NAHB Green Remodel Advocate of the Year
  • 2010 State Arizona Housing Hero Award for Sustainable Development
  • 2010 NAHB Green Remodel Project of the Year
  • 2010 NAHB Green Remodel Advocate of the Year
  • 2010 Valley Forward Crescordia Award for Environmental Education
  • 2010 Valley Forward Award for Single-Family Home
  • 2010 Valley Forward Award for Site Development
  • 2008 Valley Forward Award for Single-Family Home

In the News

Rocking Horse Redevelopment Turns a Foreclosure Into an Award-Winning Energy Efficient G Home In Phoenix

Inhabitat  |  August 6, 2012

Based on the fact that homes built today are 100% more energy efficient than homes built in the 1970s, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has put tremendous effort into promoting their green remodeling program and trying to get the industry to join in on their efforts. The NAHB recently awarded the Green Remodel of the Year for 2012 to a G Home by Rocking Horse Redevelopment out of Phoenix. This G Home, located at 5701 North 10th Street, is a NAHB Emerald Level Green Certified home and a product of G Street…

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The HERS Index as an Appraisal Tool

Residential Energy Services Network  |  July 16, 2012

Recently USA Today and BusinessWeek spotlighted the G Home and the positive response from the appraiser community. The G Home is being used to brand remodeled homes that are pre 1990. All G Homes use a professional design by a licensed Interior Designer, a Landscape Architect and a certified RESNET Home Energy Rater. A pre and post remodel HERS Index is design requirement for every G Home remodel. Philip Beere, Founder of the G Home, states “there is a need to educate the …

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Market Watch

USA Today  |  June 2, 2012

Scottsdale-based green-home entrepreneur Philip Beere says appraisers are responding favorably to his new line of “G Home” branded green-retrofit homes.
Beere’s company, G Street, caters to investors who buy foreclosure homes and then remodel and resell them to consumers.

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Business of Building eSource

National Association of Home Builders  |  February 29, 2012

One big selling point attracting buyers to both new and remodeled existing homes is the utility cost savings realized from green features and appliances, according to the panelists at a session at the 2012 International Builders’ Show in February in Orlando. Builder Focus: Proven Strategies for Success gathered builders from around the country to share how they have steered their businesses to prosperity through the recession with tactics such as green certification, cost-savings, enhanced amenities, event marketing, distressed lot and foreclosure conversions and…

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Up Front: Breathing new life into old houses with market-driven green remodeling

Winter 2012  |  Building Women

arket Driven: determined by or responsive to market forces. Green: concerned with or relating to conservation of the world’s natural resources and improvement of the environment. Remodel: to reconstruct, make over. Bringing these ideas together, market-driven green remodeling can be defined as a makeover that takes into account conservation and market forces, or profitability. If a house has “good bones” — is architecturally sound, has a workable layout and is in a desired location — it may be a good candidate for…

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Future trends in Arizona housing

AZ Central  |  February 27, 2012

We’ve looked at eras of architecture that have influenced the homes and neighborhoods we live in today and the guidelines that preserved the state’s historical districts. Today we wrap up our monthlong celebration of Arizona’s centennial with a look at what’s in store for home owners.
Philip Beere, who specializes in energy-efficient home remodeling, believes there will be a shift toward living closer to work and the urban centers, resulting in less time commuting and more time with family and friends.

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Investor template for multiple green remodels

Remodeling Magazine  |  February 24, 2012

Offering developers a team approach to enhance the efficiency and aesthetics of pre-1980s homes in Arizona, the G Home program from green educator G Street targets developers that remodel 10 or more homes per year. The reason, founder Philip Beere says, is that the developers work on a high volume of homes and, since they’re already upgrading mechanical systems, interiors, and landscaping, they have ready access to areas in the home where they can incorporate efficient practices and products. The program has expanded from Phoenix to Los Angeles, Denver, and Portland, Ore.

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Scottsdale’s G Street eyes investment market

AZ Central  |  December 16, 2011

Scottsdale-based green-home entrepreneur Philip Beere has launched a business catering to investors who buy foreclosure homes and then remodel and resell them to consumers.
Beere, who established Green Street Development in 2010 to purchase older homes and retrofit them with energy-saving features, has shifted his business model to that of a consultant helping other investors do as Green Street has done.

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High-tech, high performing, highly affordable

Boston Society of Architects  |  November 29, 2011

To the average consumer, technology suggests luxury: home-theater systems, sophisticated heating and cooling zones, automated everything. But to home-building experts, building technology is something very different—and could be the key to higher quality, higher sustainability and higher affordability in housing.“It pays to be second,” says Mike Luzier, and he’s been in the home-building industry for long enough to know. That’s why…

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Green Remodeling Program Bringing in Higher Appraisals for Pre-1980 Homes

NAHB  |  November 7, 2011

Even as low appraisals are slowing home sales and undermining contracts, an innovative green remodeling program is bucking the trend and delivering solid results.
The G Home Program is a partnership between Lowe’s Commercial Services, the NAHB Research Center and G Street, a green remodeling firm based in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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National Green Building Award winners announced by NAHB

AG Beat  |  May 4, 2011

The National Association of Home Builders has announced the thirteen winners of the National Green Building awards at their National Green Building Conference, honoring builders and remodelers.

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Franchise Program Takes the Guesswork Out of Green Remodeling

EcoHome Magazine  |  April 5, 2011

New initiative provides a “game plan” for profiting from high-performance rehabs.

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Is there green in green-habs? Home renovator will find out

DENVER: The Business Journal  |  March 18, 2011

McNab got the idea for green-habbing homes from Philip Beere, founder and owner of Greenstreet Development LLC of Phoenix, and a leader in renovating old houses while cutting their energy and water consumption.

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GreenStreet upgrades modest urban houses

AZ Central  |  August 20, 2010

Beere, who has an MBA in real-estate development from Arizona State University, offers a performance report with every GreenStreet home. The report shows its pre- and post-remodel energy-efficiency score (its “HERS,” or home energy rating), its water- and energy-saving features and the projected annual savings.

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Old Phoenix ranch house gets rehabbed, at a profit

USA TODAY  |  May 29, 2010

In Phoenix, a city where the real estate slump has hit hard, developer Philip Beere has found an eco-friendly way to make money by rehabbing old homes, most in foreclosure. He dramatically upgraded the looks and energy efficiency of a 1,600 square foot, 70-year-0ld ranch house in the Pierson Place Historic District near the city’s new light-rail line. He then resold it.

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Phoenix Green Remodeling Expert Receives Prestigous National Awards

Press Release  |  May 18, 2010

National Association of Home Builders Honors Philip Beere, Green Street Development as “Green Building Remodeler Advocate of the Year” and named one of his company’s residential remodel projects as “Remodel Project of the Year.”

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“Green” House Effect – Green Street on CBS Evening News

CBS Evening News  |  March 15, 2010

The growing popularity of environmentally-friendly homes that save money has many homeowners jumping on the “green” bandwagon. Ben Tracy reports.

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Green Pioneers: Philip Beere focuses on eco-friendly remodeling, construction

PHOENIX: The Business Journal  |  February 8, 2009

Philip Beere believes the best way to have a big impact on sustainability is to start small. It’s a scale that’s worked for him. His resume is a record of tightly focused entrepreneurial ventures that grew out of personal lifestyle choices.

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Philip Beere on National Public Radio

NPR  |  October 15, 2009

Phoenix is one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most sprawling metropolitan areas. Cheap and plentiful land has led to an ever-expanding ring of suburbs, and commuting downtown can take longer than an hour. Now, a small developer is buying up foreclosed houses near mass transit lines in the city, renovating them to green building standards, and marketing them to young professionals who may be tired of commuting.

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Home, Green Home

PHOENIX Magazine  |  November, 2007

Philip Beere bought an old Phoenix home, gutted it and rebuilt it using the strictest green standards. Now, it’s poised ot be the THIRD LEED-CERTIFIED REMODEL IN THE COUNTRY.

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