The Definition of a Green Home

By |June 18th, 2015|

The definition of green is different depending on who you ask.

A green home must address energy efficiency, water efficiency, indoor air quality, design, and material use. Energy efficiency alone, does not make a home green.

When […]

Rating a home

By |June 18th, 2015|

The importance of LEED and NAHB and green home standards

Adding to the confusion of defining a green home, is the number of green building programs and standards.

When defining a commercial green building, we accept the […]

Green is too expensive

By |June 18th, 2015|

Lennar Homes recorded fourth quarter 2009 profits of 35 million.

Ryland Homes recorded fourth quarter profits of 60 million in 2008, and 30 million in 2009.

KB recorded fourth quarter profits of 919 million in 2008.

One of […]

The cost of going green

By |June 18th, 2015|

Before stating going green is too expensive, one must fully understand what it means to go green.

If one’s idea of going green is the installation of solar panels, then the costs may be expensive.

But, if […]

GreenStreet Performance Homes

By |June 18th, 2015|

The number one objection to building green is costs. The perception is green is too expensive.

As marketers and companies use the word loosely, the true meaning of “green” has become cloudy. The public has become […]

The Real Estate Professional is the Energy Efficiency Solution

By |June 18th, 2015|

After recently completing 120 days of energy code training to hundreds of builders, architects, and building officials, the question of how to best encourage energy efficient buildings and homes is asked often.

Often, the public perception […]