Going Green and Pink Dreams

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty
Going Green and Pink Dreams
Emily Johnston

The San Diego Real Estate Expert

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I’ve been reading all the posts on this and it’s all so interesting!  I applaud everyone for their creativity. Also, thank you, JaneAnne, for putting this together!

In thinking about my Dream Green Home, I’ve realized that I would rather make a few upgrades to my current home. (I LOVE my house!!!) My home has some fantastic features… lots of windows provide tons of natural light, tile throughout the downstairs keeps the house cool, and, of course our San Diego location makes running the heat minimal! We have made some steps to Green our home, the following list are our planned next steps.

1.       Solar roof tiles. Here in San Diego, we get lots of gorgeous sunny days! Why not make use of this gift?

2.       Tankless water heater. Wonderfully more efficient and the savings over a traditional water heater are impressive. (Thank you, Andrew Stone, for your post about this!)

3.       Radiant heat. I love our tile floors… I would love them even more if they were warm in winter!

4.       RocksPool. I’m sure it’s a sin that I want a hot tub. I know this. A RocksPool is the least evil I have found. It makes for a lovely water feature and uses gas to heat the water (20 minutes of pre-heating instead of 8 hours!)

5.       Green insides, too! Furniture made from natural and sustainable materials. Low or NO VOC paints (when my husband and I finally agree on color). Replacing the carpet upstairs with sustainable wood floors.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I hope you have a very Green Holiday Season!!

Comments (7)

Dena Stevens
Rocky Mountain Realty - Canon City, CO
Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004
Thanks for introducing me to Rockspool. Very pretty stuff, I want to be that spoiled.
Dec 19, 2007 05:54 AM
Linda Sanderson
Coldwell Banker Solano Pacific - Benicia, CA
Thank you for the links to thinking green.  I want to be spoiled too!
Dec 19, 2007 06:01 AM
Emily Johnston
Keller Williams Realty - Rancho Bernardo, CA

Dena - A friend of mine had one at her previous home... The waterfall was very pretty, too! And I love the idea of just sitting in the cool water on a hot day!

Linda - Thanks for reading! There are so many sites... so much to lear about all the different green options. And I just know that there are industries that have yet to be discovered!


The San Diego Real Estate Expert

Dec 19, 2007 06:13 AM
Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro
Emily--I like your green links...Not every home can be green but remodeling with eco friendly designs can be a very good alternative.
Dec 19, 2007 08:20 AM
Emily Johnston
Keller Williams Realty - Rancho Bernardo, CA

Teri - I'm learning tevery time I post! (And I've been spending more time reading than posting lately.) I hope you're well... How's Tiki?


The San Diego Real Estate Expert

Dec 19, 2007 09:18 AM
CONTACT janeAnne365@gmail.com


Shoot you just missed the deadline...but I sure appreciate your contribution.

Dec 19, 2007 10:26 AM
Emily Johnston
Keller Williams Realty - Rancho Bernardo, CA


It was a great contest. Thanks for coming up with it. The winners were great!


The San Diego Real Estate Expert

Dec 27, 2007 06:39 AM