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Entries from November 12th, 2008

What Does It All Mean? EFL Vs. Energy Star

November 12th, 2008 · 8 Comments · Green Products, Uncategorized

With all of the Green Building Buzz comes a ton of new Building Programs.  There is USGBC LEED for Homes, Green Building Initiative, Environments for Living- Then some people throw Energy Star in to the mix… In Houston, the two programs that are getting a lot of Buzz and being asked about is Energy Star [...]

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Selling Your Home in Houston? Food For Thought

November 11th, 2008 · No Comments · Green Houston Topics, Uncategorized

Every year, the National Association of Realtors(R) offers a Survey to Homebuyers and Sellers asking them questions to help stay up with the trends in the market.  What are Buyers looking for?  What was the experience selling your home?  Some of the statistics are shocking, some not so much.  Regardless, it helps Professionals in the [...]

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Cork – Revered Renewable Resource

November 10th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Ask the expert, Green Products, Uncategorized

I have a confession. Sometimes I like to think of myself as smart. There are many smart people, right? I have a degree. I made it thru 12 years of the military, that’s gotta count for something. My home state is world famous for “Yankee Ingenuity”. Smart right? Well, Not… So… Fast! I’ve been learning [...]

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Update on Discovery at Spring Trails

November 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Green Houston Communities, Uncategorized

Discovery at Spring Trails is Houston’s first Solar Hybrid Community located near Hardy Toll Road on the North side of town.  Every home having atleast 1kw of Solar and the ability to add more of the elevation of the home will allow it. There have been a few people wanting an update on what is [...]

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Hypothetical Remodel Series- Finance Your Renovation

November 8th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Green Houston Topics, Uncategorized

In Part 1 and Part 2 of the Hypothetical Remodel Series we laid the ground work at what to expect. We are taking a home and showing how, in Houston, you can buy an existing home and Renovate it to be Green to stay within your desired price range. Sometimes buying a New Construction home [...]

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A New Service Provider Added-Green Financing

November 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Green Houston Topics

I am so pleased to let you know that I have added a new Company to the Green Service Providers list. You can find it under Green Financing Options. They are Prime Lending and it took me over 2 months to find a Mortgage Company that offers what they have. It will knock your socks [...]

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Green Vs. High Performance Revisited

November 7th, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

About a year ago I wrote a post regarding the difference between Green and High Performance homes.  With the attention on Green Building continuing to rise, I decided that this would be a good topic to focus on again.  Why? Well, as people find out that Green Building is consumer driven and not going away, [...]

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ATTN: Homeowners Doing A Green Remodel

November 4th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Green Houston Events, Uncategorized

Occasionally through this site I get some really amazing Media Requests.  I get some newspapers, magazines, websites. All of them are different but have a single purpose.  To get the word out on the benefits of going green and how to do it. The most recent contact however was quite amazing.  Planet Green, the new [...]

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Making My Home ‘Green’ Part Deux

November 2nd, 2008 · 1 Comment · Green Houston Topics, Uncategorized

In part one of this series I explained in my own personal opinion, making your home ‘green’ starts with energy efficiency.  To review real quick, here were the 3 Green attributes that are most predominant in Green Homes: Energy Efficiency/Lower Carbon Footprint Healthier Quality and Durability All of the others pretty much revolve around these [...]

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A Green Home Starts With Energy Efficiency

November 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments · Green Houston Topics

One of the questions that I get asked the most is ‘How exactly do I make my house Green?‘  or ‘If I want to Green up my house, where should I start?‘ Quick Disclaimer:  This is my opinion on existing homes.  New Construction homes are quite different. When you look at all of the articles [...]

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