A REALTOR'S® Perspective: Asheville GREEN Real Estate, Old Cars, Dogs, Solar Advantages- Design & Development of an "Infill Project" (Part 4)

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green consultant in asheville with DOG helping

 Old car and dog lovers, you may be surprised at what is in store for you today. Believe it or not, TOTALLY worthwhile, whether you are dog-lover,  old car enthusiast, or  simply are a concerned client , or  REALTOR® facing eco-friendly challenges in property design & development, you need to look into  context theory !

Case in Point:  A  project happening right here and now in Asheville  . This is a project that makes it clear just how important it is to get the "big picture" and take the steps to solve sustainable innovation challenges.

Folks, here's your invitation to come along as we explore the possibilities in one very, very interesting experience. I 'll tell your right now that it is exciting to be a part of this whole "context theory" thing... .as you will discover when you check out  Parts I , II and III  of this series already here at the ECO TRENDS BLOG.

Now onward to Part IV

 (Don't you just love this photo of dog helping eco consultant with solar "directions" that I took at the scene ? )

 

Scenario: Forward-Thinking, Old Cars, Dogs, and Solar Advantages

 

eco friendly choices asheville"It's not easy being green..." There are life choices to make...from the transportation to choose, to how to have an energy efficient living space, and much more.

Such choices are complicated. They require serious consideration. This past month a team of ECO consultants has been engaged in a process of making wise choices. Though complicated, they are also intriguing.  I refer to these choices as "due diligence ahead of time"...

Luckily, as an Eco certified consultant ®, I can bring my training and a network of professionals interested in sustainable innovations to the table.

It's great to work with clients and experts as part of an interdisciplinary team.

 (Photo of Marcus' car. This guy "walks the talk!")

 

To date, we have consulted with David Tuch  of Equinox Environmental  who has reviewed the project and is developing his ideas on paper. ..and soon will provide a working model for this infill project.  
(see parts II and III)

The Exploration Continues: 

This week we met with Marcus Renner of Appropriate Building Solutions. Marcus, the former President of the Green Building Council here in Asheville,  not only  loves dogs, old cars (as you can see by my photos)  but he can tell us the way to site buildings for solar advantages and what the possibilities are from there.  Interested parties want to know.

After checking out solar possibilities with his trusty guage, solar guage
                            (seen in the  photo to your right)

Marcus and I walk the property. We lookat the survey and TOPO. There are exclamations of delight.  Soon he will get back to us with his report.

The Report:  

  • The report will include details about
    Site Features-   telling us about things that will be important to consider such as:  mountain slopes .. access... the variety of trees... mixed hardwoods, with some evergreen Hemlocks ..incredible Birch and Red Dawn Redwood... elevation change.. and how the majority of the property is sited solar possibilities and  views in various directions. ..and  
  • Building Sites- telling us about buildable portions of the property, view access and if the site does/does not have good solar gain. ...and
  • Renewable Energy Availability-   

Stay Tuned for Part V  

UPDATE: Here are all 4 links for this series...

http://activerain.com/blogsview/259284/A-REALTOR-S-Perspective 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/263386/A-REALTOR-S-Perspective

http://activerain.com/blogsview/274659/A-REALTOR-S-Perspective 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/280997/A-REALTOR-S-Perspective

   

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Old car and dog lovers, you may be surprised at what is in store for you today. Believe it or not, TOTALLY worthwhile, whether you are dog-lover,  old car enthusiast, or  simply are a concerned client , or  REALTOR® facing eco-friendly challenges in property design & development, you need to look into  context theory !
Nov 20, 2007 09:55 AM #1
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Hi janeAnne,  it is gets more and more interesting as you go along.  I'm off to check out the links.  :)
Nov 20, 2007 10:04 AM #2
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You go Girl or should I say You Go Green Girl. Thanks for your work and sharing it.

Bonner 

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janeAnne- Keep us posted as to how this adventure comes along. Interesting solar gauge, I have not seen one of those before. Katerina
Nov 20, 2007 05:05 PM #4
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great blog - please keep us up to date on new developments! you guys are out in front!!!!
Nov 20, 2007 11:19 PM #5
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It's fascinating watching this unfold and evolve.  Great series.  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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janeAnne , You never cease to intrigue us... Is that your adorable Pooch on the job??

Ginger

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Stephanie~

THANKS!  I think the process is fascinating! I feel lucky to be a part of a plan involving sustainable innovation. ..especially since I get to work with outstanding experts (and that cute dog in the photo). . .

Nov 30, 2007 02:19 PM #8
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 Kernersville Real Estate WorkHorse   Love your LOGO!  and your photo on your BLOG. here in the mountians the least amount of aceage per horse we reccomend is 2+...  Thanks for your comment and energy for sustainable innovation...

 

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Katerina~

We just received our report from Marcus Renner. It is very exciting to read...all kinds of eco-friendly positives. I will be posting about that and the next steps in this process soon.

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Bill and Barbara Jo~

We are lucky to have a team of environmental pros here in the Greater Asheville Area, you are right!...They are the master teachers at our ECO certification classes for real estate professionals. Warren Wilson College (in Black Mountain about 15 miles from Asheville) where many of our classes are held, is tops for environmental programs/course work as well. Maybe all this combines to raise "green" awareness...happy to share this process...

Nov 30, 2007 02:31 PM #11
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You always write about the most interesting subjects. I`m looking forward to the next installment in your series.

 Did the property work well for solar? I suppose it would need some southern exposure. Perhaps we will find out in the next installment.

Thank you for taking the time to make it interesting.

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A very neat post.  I love to see dogs working in unusual capcaties
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JT~

Glad you find this subject of interest. With the gorwing emphasis on consumer prices in terms of food and fuel, a green community or urban infill project could be called for here...and it's time may be close at hand.

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I had to laugh when I read your comment. I love to see dogs on the job, too!

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