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First Friday of each month 1400 South Flores Street The Citizen's Environmental Advisory Committee (CEAC) was created on April 2, 2009 by City of San Antonio Ordinance number 2009-04-02-0247. The CEAC are comprised of volunteer District appointees. PURPOSE The purpose of the CEAC is to involve the community in advancing the City of San Antonio “Mission Verde” into the future. The committee will provide recommendations on effective environmental programs and policies to City staff and City Council and will serve as a forum for the community to offer input concerning environmental sustainability. MISSION (5 comments)
San Antonio Bike Initiative Bicycle Links: SA Bikes Home About SA Bikes Bicycle Master Plan Events & Meetings In the News Maps and Trails Resources Safety & Education Get Cyched San Antonio B-Cycle Interactive Bike Map Greenway Trails MPO /BMAC Parks & Recreation SA River Improvements VIA Metropolitan Transit Bike Texas (4 comments)
WHERE: UTSA Sustainable Business Program 215 S. San Saba Room 1.103A San Antonio, Texas 78207 Driving Directions
WHEN: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM The SBP would like to also announce an exciting new QuickBooks Accounting Intern Program for the (1 comments)
texas living healthy: Build San Antonio Green - Residential Retrofit Program - 02/01/12 07:38 PM
Hand in hand, if you read my blog on this month's featured certified green home then you may have wondered what the certification program is about. Albeit San Antonio is a low cost home community with traditional ideas, it is considered one of the country's leaders in green home living because of our initiatives by the city. I originally learned about this when I obtained my NAR GREEN designation; we were featured in one of the training segments, which I found inspirational and encouraging A collaborative effort between the city and the Greater San Antonio Builder Association, we have Build San (5 comments)
texas living healthy: Build San Antonio Green - Featured Green Certified Home - 02/01/12 08:49 AM
After talking green I decided to do a post about a featured project in San Antonio, Texas. I spoke at length with one of the program directors and will also be presenting some data soon about pricing and certifications with respect to ROI. Today's buyer wants a comfortable, affordable, energy efficient home - which is what a green home is. But there seems to be a stigma about price due to media and uninformed consumers about the full scope of environmental building science. Tierra del Sol is a city run program for affordable housing in San Antonio. Our median price is (11 comments)
texas living healthy: Green Homes Do Have Greater Value in the Marketplace - 01/30/12 09:55 AM
Even investors are looking at the value of going green! An inquiry came to me after emailing my January newsletter from an unknown subscriber to my newsletter, which spurred me to investigate the value of going green, other than just be Eco-chic. I'm an investor here in San Antonio. In my day job I have experience in commercial LEED EB O& M projects. I'm looking for data that supports that green renovated homes in SA command higher rents and resale values as well as shorter DOM. As you are well aware the vast majority of real estate agents are clueless (23 comments)
Plant a Tree. Save Energy. Save Money. Not only are trees aesthetically pleasing, they also increase property value, provide cooling shade to your home's interior and exterior, remove pollutants from the air, reduce stormwater runoff and improve the environment for a sustainable future. Through Green Shade, you can receive a $50 rebate per tree when you buy a qualified tree and plant it in the right place to save on your energy bill. Trees planted on the west, south and east sides of your home or building provide shade from the sun during the hottest times of (7 comments)
texas living healthy: Who Cares What I'm Saying on Facebook? - 01/27/12 06:01 PM
I appreciate that you, my friends, family, clients, and prospects follow me on Facebook, and are discovering what I have to offer beyond other Realtors. I'm exceptional. How do I know you are paying attention or what you care about? I listen. I work really hard to post interesting information on my Facebook Fan Page, but I wonder who is really actively listening, and to what. Real Estate is really a bell-to-belly kind of business. Yet something still draws me to use my business page as a marketing tool. It draws you too. What do you want to know about (11 comments)
texas living healthy: San Antonio Family Alternative Medicine - A Modern Approach to Healthy Living - 01/26/12 06:35 PM
If you have ever wondered WHY you have CHRONIC medical issues and FRUSTRATED with so-called "MODERN MEDICINE" or tired of throwing away money, then let me introduce you to "REAL MODERN MEDICINE." The fine print: I'm not a physician, I'm not a chiropractor, I am a patient and speak from direct experience. Right: Cheap shot at physicians. MY STORY: January 1992 - a woman hit me from behind while I sat at a 4-way intersection on red. She hit me at about 35MPH. I was fine, except for a little dizzy spell. The car bumpers were broken and the windshield cracked. (7 comments)
Earlier this month I wrote about the importance of updating profile information on ALL marketing platforms. I didn't mention why ALL nor did I ask for anything. Now it is time to do both. If I have performed a service or done something to deserve the request, I am now asking for recommendations on my social media sites. I've often heard, "Cathy, thank you very much for helping me.... (sell my home, find a home, get per-approved, set a goal to buy a home, help with your business, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.) I've only recently been comfortable saying, "I'm so glad (12 comments)
texas living healthy: Am I Obligated to Show a FSBO? - 01/19/12 07:18 PM
I do show them, but do so conditionally. Some Realtors don't show them according to what I have heard at the water cooler many times. Buyers sometimes get frustrated by that but there are some valid concerns, and I certainly understand. At the same time, I love what I do for a living but it's for a living, not a hobby. As Tom Morgan, Vice President of Legal Affairs for the Texas Association of Realtors (TAR), said in today's e-magazine, Texas Realtors DO have a responsibility to show ALL non-MLS listings that we are aware if by way if the (23 comments)
Cathy Bureau, MBA, (210) 560-1891 San Antonio, TX-GREEN Real Estate Broker
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