MYTH BUSTING-GREEN HOMES-PART 2

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There is a great need for educating the consumer about the costs, uses of and benefits of Green technology that is sometimes labeled as a Green Home.

In my series: MYTH BUSTING-GREEN HOMES-PART 1, I shared the most common myth: Green Homes are Too Expensive.

In this post, I will look at the 2nd Myth: "Green Is All About Product Choice".

The truth is, it isn't about gizmos and gadgets.

A green home is about how the house is constructed (or retrofitted) to be more Energy Efficient. It is about promoting a healthy indoor environment.

An easy DIY project like putting new door seals and caulking windows so the home is properly sealed and insulated, will contribute to the efficiency of the home and can save money.

When a home is properly sealed and insulated it will reduce the amount of pollutants that enter the home and contribute to asthma and other respiratory problems.

Making sure the H/VAC system is the correct size for the home is very important. Some systems sales people like to sell the biggest unit they can get you to buy. But a proper installation will include a careful calculation to determine the best size. Too large a unit cost more to purchase. It also cools the home quicker so it does not run as long. This could mean that by not running long enough there was not time for the unit to remove moisture, which could lead to mold and mildew and health problems.

When building new construction, it is important to have the best orientation for the house. Site orientation allows the home to receive more light (windows in the right places and even using skylights) and thus reducing the reliance on electricity.

Greening a home can also mean choosing materials that take less energy to produce.

Growing in popularity are Bamboo floors. There is also recycled glass floors.

For health concerns, selection of flooring can reduce "off gassing" which makes some people sick.

No, it not just about buying products that are labeled Green.

It is a combination of things that make a home more Energy Efficient. 

People love to save money and these tips could be part of the formula.

For more information, go to:Wiley's Green Home Blog

 

 

 

 

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  1. Emily Medvec 02/01/2018 04:27 AM
  2. Barbara Todaro 02/01/2018 04:34 AM
  3. Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM 02/01/2018 04:55 AM
  4. Debbie Reynolds 02/02/2018 04:00 AM
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Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Very useful information about the efficiency and value of a "green" home. Thank you. John Wiley thank you. I am reblogging to pass this info forward to people in my Santa Fe community.

Feb 01, 2018 04:24 AM #1
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Emily Medvec thank you for the encouragement. Thanks for the re blog. I hope more people will get the message.

Feb 01, 2018 04:28 AM #2
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, John Wiley this post provides very important direction for all homeowners.... energy savings equates to dollars saved....

Feb 01, 2018 04:31 AM #3
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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Good morning John Wiley 

Thank you for sharing your information

Have a great day.

Feb 01, 2018 04:54 AM #4
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning John. I saw this title numerous times and now after reading it I know why. Specific, focused and true. TY

Feb 01, 2018 07:33 AM #5
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Barbara Todaro Thank you for commenting.

I think all agents would do well to know and talk about money saving features in a home. People do like to save money.

Feb 01, 2018 12:52 PM #6
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John Wiley
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Thanks Anthony for commenting.

Feb 01, 2018 12:53 PM #7
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
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Sheila Anderson thanks for your encouragement.

Feb 01, 2018 12:54 PM #8
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Kathy Streib
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Hi John- what an excellent series!  The consumer needs to know what exactly a green home is or isn't. 

Feb 01, 2018 06:14 PM #9
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Debbie Reynolds
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I agree with what you are saying and it is validated in my area. Thanks John.

Feb 01, 2018 08:26 PM #10
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
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Thanks Debbie for your input to the topic. Glad to hear that the information is useful to the consumer in Tennessee.

Feb 02, 2018 03:09 AM #11
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Kathy Streib I appreciate your adding to the discussion.

I am glad you see the value of this kind of post.

 

Feb 02, 2018 03:13 AM #12
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
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John, I don't have a ton of request for green homes in our area. Buyers do like homes that are efficient though. It may change in the future.

Feb 02, 2018 06:02 AM #13
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Carla, thanks for contributing to the discussion.

I say, don't focus on Green Homes, but how to keep the green in your wallet.

People will respond to that.

Feb 02, 2018 04:48 PM #14
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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I had no idea. This is going to be very helpful for many people!

Feb 13, 2018 02:00 PM #15
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John Wiley
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Tara, I do hope people find this information, not only interesting but useful.

Thanks

Feb 13, 2018 07:29 PM #16
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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John, glad I found Part 1. Something as simple as lowering the blinds during periods of hot sun - or extreme cold can help save money. Planting a row of trees in a the right spot can act as a wind buffer, or a shade screen. Being green is more common sense than trendy, and the technology and new building codes are helping us all save money these days, if we choose.  However, as you point out, it's wise to consult with an agent who gets energy efficient practices, some changes or upgrades may not pencil out into savings for a homeowner. 

Feb 16, 2018 06:55 AM #17
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD what a great contribution to the discussion.

Some things are simple and not expensive at all.

Turn off lights when room is not in use.

Lower the temperature in water heater.

Simple, easy, effective.

Thanks so much for commenting.

Feb 16, 2018 07:07 AM #18
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Grant Schneider
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Good afternoon John Wiley - I like you series and the title.  I think many people are learning from your series.

Mar 15, 2018 10:39 AM #19
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John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
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Thanks Grant. I hope to provide up to date info on Green homes, so people can find the value and money savings.

Mar 15, 2018 11:20 AM #20
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