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Re-Greeners & REALTORS ® Take Note.

Re-Greeners and REALTORS ® take note. I just happened on some incredible news. re-greened asheville kitchen

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:

  1. Is there a written, working environmental policy in place?
  2. Is it easy to find on their Web site or product literature?
  3. Does this policy strive to make important improvements in manufacturing, reducing and reusing first, then recycling?
  4. 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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Comments

What a great resource.  I have client ask all the time about existing homes they want to buy and what can be done to "re-green" them!  Now, I have somewhere I can point them to.
Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 10 years ago

Hi JaneAnne -  This is a great source for those who are "regreening" an existing home. There are so many existing homes on the market, especially in this foreclosure environment. I work with contractor's who are purchasing homes for rehab and then keeping them as rental units. What a great company philosophy they have to make these homes more sustainable, healthy and affordable for lower to mid income renters. Affordable, healthy homes are a cause close to my heart! Great source worth bookmarking!

Posted by Mary McGraw, 2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine! (GLREA) over 10 years ago

This is great news!  I'm so glad you were is the week in review. Finally, some resources for us everyday folks that want to learn more.

Posted by Diane Aurit, Lake Norman Real Estate (LKN Realty, LLC) over 10 years ago
janeAnne, what a fabulous resource this will be. Anything to make this simpler will make it used and applied. Thanks for sharing.
Posted by Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699 (Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792) over 10 years ago

Joan~

 I am always looking for good information to share and am pleased that YOU found this worthwhile.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

Mary~ 

I'm on a research mission this month. I'm looking all over the  place for good information that can be helpful. Glad YOU feel this was /is worth bookmarking. ..a real compliment.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

Diane~ 

i had NO idea it made Week in Review!Now I am smiling. Thaks for your comment and the heads-up.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

Gena~ 

So good to hear from you. Hope all is well in your neck o' the woods. I appreciate your comment...a great compliment coming from YOU>

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

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