green home: Earth Origins Construction's "Our Eco Inspired Home" - 02/19/09 04:34 AM
I am very excited to announce that Earth Origins Construction is gearing up to showcase our current green project, "Our Eco-Inspired Home", in the Green Built Tour New Mexico set to occur May 16th-17th 2009. 
Our Eco-Inspired Home was designed to respect and honor the beauty and health of the earth, synchronizing green construction technologies with organic, natural aesthetics.  This home reflects Earth Origins Construction's commitment to blending green building innovations with breathtaking beauty.  
"Our Eco Inspired Home" features:
Projected HERS rating at 56. Test administered by Larry Gorman with Building Energy Solution. Home exceeds high performance requirements of level 1 insulation of EPA's Energy Star Program. … (1 comments)

green home: Sustainable Steps towards Greening our Homes: Conserve Energy - 11/16/08 11:39 PM
There are many simple things we can do to create a more sustainable home.  Here are some ideas to Conserve Energy by Increasing Efficiency. 
Seal up small cracks around doors, electrical outlets, and windows and save up to 15 percent on your heating and cooling bill.  AFM Safecoat provides effective and healthy sealants so that you can avoid putting smelly, toxic sealers in your home.  Lower the thermostat.  Did you know that if you lower your thermostat by two degrees in the winter and/or raise it by two degrees in the summer you can save up to 8 percent on your … (0 comments)

green home: Green Appraiser in New Mexico - 11/11/08 12:12 AM
Does anyone out there (in New Mexico) know of an appraiser that specializes (or at least has a wide knowledge base) in green home appraisals?  Green built homes -should- carry a higher value per foot than do "non-eco" homes but there are so few green homes out there to compare. 
In fact, The National Association of Realtors reports that Congress is actually considering legislation, HR 6078, which would require energy efficient, energy-conserving, and renewable energy sources be considered as improvements in an appraisal. 
The house I am building right now is located in Albuquerque's North Valley, which anyone who knows, is itself … (5 comments)

green home: Concrete Floors in High-End, Green Home? - 11/10/08 07:59 AM
As a green builder with Albuquerque's Earth Origins Construction, I am constantly researching and pondering over the best products and processes to use to make a home both green and beautiful.  (Although in my mind, anything that is sustainably built is, by principle, beautiful.)  As a real estate broker I also have to consider what makes a home marketable, too.  It's great to come into the real estate world from both these angles, as a realtor and builder. 
I would like to thow a question out to you brokers, in particular to those who have experience working with clients concerned about … (8 comments)

green home: Book Recommendation: Earth Spirit Living: Bringing Heaven and Nature into Your Home - 11/10/08 06:45 AM
As I am in the midst of building a green home, it is important to me to make sure that the aesthetics and "energy" of this home  reflect, honor, and bring forth the power and beauty of the earth.  I want the "what" and the "how" to converge, so that not only do the building practices honor this planet as much as possible, but also that the energy which the home creates inspires whomever inhabits this home to also honor the earth.  OK.  You might think this sounds a bit hookey or new agey.  (New agey I am not - maybe just a bit crunchy).  … (0 comments)

green home: To Microwave or Not? - 11/09/08 04:38 PM
As mentioned in an earlier entry, I am a green builder and am currently building a totally eco-friendly home in Albuquerque's North Valley.  One of the questions my wife/partner and I are deliberating over is whether or not to install a mircowave into the home.  We have made the mindful choice to not own one for over the last five years.  Our decision has been based on the reseach which shows that microwaves change the mollecular/ cellular structure of food and that they emit large amounts of electromagnetic waves/pollution.  Health is our number one priority.
Now becuase we are building this home … (9 comments)

 

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