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Entries from September 30th, 2009

Building Green As A Team Sport

September 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

If you are one of the many Americans who have realized today is a “buyers market” when it comes to building a house, then I have some very important advice for you to consider – That would be to think like the owner of a professional baseball team and put together a first class management [...]

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No Fuss Composting

September 29th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Green Houston Topics

Many of us are convinced that leaves, peelings, and coffee grounds belong in the compost bin and not in the municipal landfill. We know our plants and our budgets both appreciate free and rich compost. But something that may hold people back from getting started is a nosy neighbor of the two-legged or four-legged varieties. [...]

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Changing Your A/C For Energy Efficiency

September 28th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Green Products

As some of my readers know, I have been working on my personal home over the past couple of years to get the Energy Usage down by adding insulation, contacting Free Lighting Corp to seal it up, change out light fixtures and appliances and other things that is proven can reduce usage.  My plan was [...]

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2009 Houston Solar Tour

September 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Green Houston Events

It’s that time of year again!  The Houston Solar Tour is coming up on October 3rd – They have a ton of fantastic homes on the tour this year spanning from The Woodlands to South of the City. The Solar Social this year will be at Discovery Green Park Downtown again from 9-11 am and [...]

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Green Houston Twitter Folk To Follow

September 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Green Houston Topics

Twitter has been an amazing site that has evolved over the past couple of years – And quite honestly I don’t spend enough time there…but try to get over there when I have some time. The past couple weeks I have been amazed at how many wonderful Green Twitter folk from right here in Houston [...]

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‘EcoFriendly’ Theme Park-Coming To A Town Near You

September 16th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Green Houston Topics

Pardon me for a lengthy post.  It’s quite detailed.  Please read all of it before coming to a conclusion.  Its really quite fascinating.  It will also answer the questions as to why I am writing this on a Real Estate related blog. I picked my jaw up off of the floor this morning when I [...]

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Turning Houston Green hits NPR

September 14th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

In case you missed it there is another media related link now for Turning Houston Green. I would like to Thank Lani Rosales (@laniar) and Omar Gallaga (@omarg) for the opportunity to be quoted on National Public Radio. Greening up the Residential Housing Industry is a popular topic and I am very honored to have [...]

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Green Houses – Rice University

September 11th, 2009 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I always try to keep you all posted on events coming up around town and this one is coming up real soon!  For those of you that have missed it in the past – Green Houses – the course that is taught by Michael Strong and Brent Nyquist at the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies [...]

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Houston’s First Green Real Estate Market Report

September 2nd, 2009 · 5 Comments · Green Market Reports

Well, Houston Association of Realtors greened up the MLS recently!  What does that mean?  That means that as a licensed agent and member of HAR I can search out specific homes with specific green features such as type of insulation, ‘Green’ Certification such as LEED or NAHB Green, Tankless Hot Water Heater, SEER great than [...]

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Container Gardening in Houston

September 1st, 2009 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

With a container garden, you can grow something even where space is limited, add instant “curb appeal” to your landscape, or just ease into gardening cautiously.  And, of course, every container garden can also be a small contribution to the environment. Drying Size matters when picking out the container.  A large pot for several plants [...]

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