Asheville Real Estate Journal
Incentivizing Sustainable Development-Today's Real Estate Landscape for Listing Agents and Clients
In a post last week I suggested that "green has gone mainstream" : there's been a shift in public awareness towards sustainable development. This shift affects the real estate landscape. To be considered by real estate professionals from the perspective of value and value-added features for our clients-: the "green" niche market, marketing benefits, and incentives that accompany green development.
Here in Asheville, NC, community interest centers around minimizing the environmental impacts of the built environment. WNC Healthy Built © http://healthybuilthomes.org/ provisions shape the market from requirements to meet various levels of Certification that can incentivize exceptional performance and design such as:
Green Building Codes
While incentivizing sustainable development is popular in cities such as Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Washington, DC and right here in Asheville, some real estate professionals wonder about the "technicalities" in listing such properties and how to define them in terms of "green" building codes.
For example: Does an earth-sheltered-berm home, with two of it's bedrooms neatly bermed into the earth (therefore no windows and no direct egress to the outside) meet building and fire codes so that it can be listed as a two-bedroom home? And/or would compliance depend on variances and/or the year the home was constructed?
To answer this question, I asked a number of Green Experts. Stay tuned for their answers.
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