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Green Building Takes Nation By Storm

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It seems like everywhere you turn, green is where it's at. From hybrid vehicles, to new "carbon footprint count" food packaging, there's no question that people are becoming much more aware of their impact on the Earth. In the world of real estate, this is no exception. Financial benefits, demand, and clean consciences have pushed builders to implement green products and practices more than half of the time in new home construction. But don't think that your older home can't be a part of the green revolution. An Arizona State University graduate student, as a part of his masters program in Real Estate Design, recently renovated a 1960's Phoenix home to meet LEED-accredited standards, the first existing home to become LEED-accredited West of the Mississippi. If total home renovation is out of the question, green up your home in little ways, by using eco-friendly materials and products or replacing old appliances with new energy efficient models.  For more on Green Living, please visit my website, and you'll find articles, newsletters, and eco-friendly companies to help green up your life!

Eco-Freindly Home

Comment balloon 7 commentsPatrick Walsh • November 30 2007 12:37PM

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Check your local utilities.  You might be surprised at how agressive local utilities are at rebating "green" customers.  From energy efficient appliances to solar systems, it's great.  My parents just got a very sizable check back after doing installation work. 
Posted by Aaron Norris, MBA, APR, Hard money lending and real estate investments. (The Norris Group Hard Money Lending) over 10 years ago
I really like the picture in your post.  It has a really nice design.  Is this your home?
Posted by Gary Bland R (S) E-Pro, ABR (Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers) over 10 years ago

Patrick, it's nice to see that there are people in the Phoenix area that are looking at and participating in sustainable building practices.  Excellent information and links, thanks!

Posted by Matthew Ricker (Keller Williams) over 10 years ago
Patrick, nice looking place and welcome to activerain.
Posted by David Matney, Omaha, NE Real Estate | Omaha, NE Homes For Sale (BHHS - Ambassador Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Hello Patrick,

     Welcome to active rain!

It's a great online community, enjoy!

Leo Namiot

Connecticut Mortgage Lender

http://www.leolends.com/

Posted by Leo Namiot, CT Mortgage Lender - FHA, VA - Jumbo Mortgages (www.LeoLends.com: CT Home Mortgage Lender) over 10 years ago

Hi Patrick,

Welcome to Active Rain! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to ya!

-Keith

Posted by Keith Elliott Jr, Principal Broker/Owner (KEIRE Realty Group) over 10 years ago
Welcome to ActiveRain, Patrick, from a fellow KW agent! I really like the design of that home; it's great to see that eco-friendly can also have architectural style. Here's a group that you might like on ActiveRain: The ECO All-Stars.
Posted by John Novak, Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate (Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace) over 10 years ago

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