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Entries from September 26th, 2008

Dear Centerpoint Energy, Please Raise My Bill Even More

September 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Green Houston Topics

I posted this on another website that I frequently write on and wanted to share it here also. ————————————————————————————- Hurricane Ike was only a Category 2 Storm.  Yes it caused a lot of damage, I’m not downplaying that.  But it could have been a lot worse.  To date there are still nearly 500,000 people without [...]

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The Math Behind Making It Green In Houston

September 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Green Houston Communities, Green Service Providers, Uncategorized

This is Part 2 of the Hypothetical Remodel~Let’s get down to the details of Buying an Existing Non-Green Home and making it Green in Houston.  It’s all about keeping an open mind and checking out all of the options available to get what you want. Typically most homebuyers have only a certain amount of money [...]

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Introduction to the Hypothetical Remodel in Houston

September 24th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Green Houston Communities

It is so amazing that people that I work with looking to buy homes that are as green as possible.  However, there seems to be more of a consumer demand than homes on the ground ready to go right now.  So in the beginning with clients there seems to be some frustration as to what [...]

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The Green Attribute That Most Forget About- Quality

September 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

It occurred to me while I was watching the trees sway back and forth during Hurricane Ike that the most common attribute of Green Building is the one that gets the absolute Least amount of publicity.  It is the QUALITY of Construction and how the home performs structurally. What made me think about this?  Well, [...]

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Quick Notes For Post Ike Repairs

September 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I hope that everyone is safe and weathered the storm ok.  Ike turned us upside down for a while and my thoughts are out there for everyone closer to the coast as they make their way back home to check it out.  My heart also goes out to anyone around the Houston area that may [...]

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FREE Houston Residential Environmental Reports

September 5th, 2008 · No Comments · Green Houston Topics

A while back I heard of a neat tool that was available to builders.  It’s an Environmental Report where you can search any address and find out what kind of Environmental Concerns were around the property.  For example, you have a property that is near what used to be a gas station and want to [...]

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