Green Building and Remodeling for Dummies -----Part One

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty of Northern Colorado


Okay here's the run down of Environmentally responsible building practices, materials and energy efficient technologies. In a nutshell.

Ready set go.

Tankless water Heaters! - Top of the list for a reason- tanks are huge energy wasters

Energy Star Appliances- Especially the Fridge!!

Front Load Washer- It saves more than water ( use non toxic soap!!!)

Energy Star Lighting Fixtures and Compact Fluorescent- Nearly HALF the energy is used!

Sustainably Harvested Materials- Forest Stewardship Council wood products, locally sourced if possible

Recycling Materials and Material Waste- This is a no brainer, but the construction industry is mostly BLIND to the need for this.

Low VOC Paints and Coatings- Linseed oil on wood, natural plasters add texture- Healthier Living environment

High Efficiency Furnace and HIGH Seer Air Conditioning- This is huge and there are tax credits available to offset the cost


Stay Tuned for More SOON

Comments (1)

Paul Chavez
Earth Origins Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque Realtor, NM EcoBroker, and General Contractor

And of course, go local!  Local!  Local!

Nov 11, 2008 01:39 AM