HOW GREEN RENNOVATIONS PAY OFF

December 31, 2008 on 12:57 am | In Fascinating Information, fUNNY...mONEY, Green, Lights Camera Transaction, Market Trends, Problem Solving, Uncategorized, WOW | 10 Comments

HOW GREEN RENNOVATIONS PAY OFF

 

 Green remodeling can pay off — not only in lowered utility bills, but also in buyer appeal when the property is sold.

 

Green Seal Certified

Green Seal Certified

Here are some green things to consider:

 

~ Energy-efficient products. Choose Energy Star appliances, double-paned windows, low-flush toilets, and compact fluorescent light bulbs.

 

~ Spray foam insulation. Seal the home with insulation that doesn’t let the heat or cooled air leak out.

 

~ Sustainable wood flooring. Select flooring certified by Forest Stewardship Council, which protects forests by managing the amount of wood harvested annually.

 

~ Locally made products. Buy products made less than 250 miles away to reduce transportation costs. Granite, for instance, is generally imported from afar.

 

~ Nontoxic paint. Use paint that is low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) — chemicals that evaporate into the atmosphere. Look for Green Seal certified brands.

 

Source:

http://www.realtor.org/RMODaily.nsf/pages/News2007123106?OpenDocument

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  1. Spray foam insulation rules!

    Comment by enviro dan — December 31, 2008 #

  2. Thanks for your suggestions, I appreciate it! keep up the good work. Happy and prosperous new year!

    Comment by Robert — December 31, 2008 #

  3. The thrust of the Clean Energy Stimulus and Investment Assurance Act of 2009 is to create green-collar jobs and revitalize the economy through clean energy investments. Section 506 of the bill, offers property owners a 30 percent tax credit for qualified green roof expenses. The tax credit applies to both new and retrofit projects, but it requires that at least 50 percent of the roof area be covered with vegetation.

    Comment by Nigel F. Maynard — February 7, 2009 #

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    Comment by Natalie Horton — February 14, 2009 #

  5. I would like to ask how I could get on your bid list for your wood flooring needs. I have been in the business since the 70′s and install, repair, recoats and sand and finish wood flooring.

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    Comment by Paul Russo — March 7, 2009 #

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    Comment by Treehugger.com — May 26, 2009 #

  7. A recent study by researchers at UCLA has affirmed Berkeley’s reputation as being one of the country’s most environmentally conscious cities.

    The report, titled “Green Market Geography,” ranks Berkeley as one of California’s “greenest” cities, second only to its northern neighbor, Albany.

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  8. City of Albany ranked as California’s “Greenest” City

    The City of Albany consists of a green-minded, environmentally conscious community, as recently made evident by a study conducted at UCLA. The report, “Green Market Geography,” authored by Matthew Kahn and Ryan Vaughn, ranks Albany as California’s “greenest” city.

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    Sports arenas are not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of green buildings. With their flashing light displays, tons of waste from vendors and food services, and the occasional case of Astroturf, stadiums have a lot to overcome when it comes to going green. Even so, there are a number of big sports complexes making a real effort to help the environment rather than hurt it. Here’s our list of seven of the greenest sports complexes in the world.

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    Comment by Bryan Nelson — February 5, 2010 #

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