Re-Greeners and REALTORS ® take note. I just happened on some incredible news.
If you're longing to "green-up" your home this news actually is red-hot!. The American Society of Interior Designers' Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council have partnered up.
They are working on the "development of best practice guidelines and targeted educational resources for sustainable residential improvement projects." There's even a rough draft available right now for your perusal and in-put.
Besides being a REALTOR®, I am, myself a "re-greener" . See posts on our Office Building. So envisioning a green remodeling project , like the re-greeened kitchen I photographed to your right, by seeing what other people have done via case studies makes me feel good.
And the in-depth product checklist adds to my feelings of comfort in our re-greening efforts. You and I can find answers to questions like:
- Is there a written, working environmental policy in place?
- Is it easy to find on their Web site or product literature?
- Does this policy strive to make important improvements in manufacturing, reducing and reusing first, then recycling?
- Do they comply with their industry's voluntary testing programs
So I am excited about the news of the American Society of Interior Designers' Foundation and the U.S. Green Building Council offerings.
From the re-greener perspective as well as from the perspective of my real estate clients here in Asheville, NC who love the idea of stewardship, I see this as a huge positive step toward understanding of sustainable renovation project practices and benefits for homeowners, residents, design professionals, suppliers and yes...especially for this REALTOR®.
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