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Do You Really Need a "Consult" to "Green" Your Home or Office?

Do You Really Need a "Consult" to "Green" Your Home or Office?  More and more we see that our clients are eager to abandon and to remedy energy-wasting  situations in their homes and offices. "Greening Up" means finding ways to create a more environmentally friendly home. This sounds like a good idea, but, again, we are asked:  do we really need a professional consultation  to "Green" your home or office?

As Eco Certified® Real Estate Consultants we are asked that question more frequently, as interest in sustainable practices increases. Some or our clients have asked us for referrals for professional consultants who can evaluate their home for indoor and outdoor eco-friendly improvements. An analysis might take into account:

•1.       improving the building's  energy consumption
            (swap out regular bulbs for compact fluorescents)

•2.       consideration of air quality
            ( nontoxic spray insulation such as Icynene

•3.       review of water quality

•4.       an overview of appliance efficiency
           (condenser coils behind the refrigerator- semi-annual cleaning to maximize efficienc)

•5.       landscaping  (native)

•6.       renewable energy (solar)

We happily refer clients to our Asheville Area Sustainable/Green  Resources List.

We have developed a SURVEY  that helps to pinpoints what eco-consulting services a client may desire. After reviewing the survey, we are better able to refer our clients to eco consultants on the Sustainable/Green  Resources List.

We have compiled -and I would like to emphasize- that we have very, very carefully complied said List over many years. We know the folks on our list.  We have watched them at work. We know how satisfied our clients have been with their services.

But what about eco-consulting services in other cities across the USA?  Here are a few I found. Please note: I do NOT know these people, so do not make any representation as to their excellence.

Chicago ecohomechicago.com

Boston greenontheinside.net

 Seattle greenirene.com

New York greenhouseecocleaning.com

NOTE: Eco-consultants may charge anywhere from $99 to a few hundred dollars for a home analysis and recommendations

Here is more information on "GREEN" you can use from my Things to Consider REBLOG Series:

Find out about chemical releases in your community or neighborhood...you might be surprised!

Major Airlines testing Jatropha Bio Diesel in their planes....

2009 Green Resolutions for the office

Renewable Energy Credits.

What are you doing to GO GREEN?

Water, Water, Water & No Salmon Left Behind

 

HOW TO BUY A HOME IN A BUYERS' MARKET

Barriers & Bridges VS Selling Your Hawaii Home

A Performance Evaluation for REALTORS

Stuff, Crap, Junk, and Things We Think We Need...!!!

The Poet Writes....Flywheel Energy Storage

Teachers Go GREEN in Asheville and All Across the USA but Do They Pass the Green HOME Test?

Eco-Friendly (GREEN) and First Time Home Buyers LOANS in Asheville, NC

GREEN First Time Home Buyers have a double advantage in Asheville, NC.

Its Hard To Soar Like An Eagle When Surrounded By Turkeys!!

MEETING EXPECTATIONS, NOT EVERY AGENT CAN, OR DOES

Two down......eight to go!!!

Sustainable Building Practices ~ The Importance Of Searching For Local Information

Saturday...And Sounding The Trumpet Signaling Recovery...!!!

GIVING BACK, PROVIDING A HELPING HAND!!

 


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Curious about sustainable Green real estate possibilities ? Simply pedal on over to  Convivial Blogger Greenolina's  "Green Wheels" BLOG  and SUBSCRIBE 

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Comments

Do you have a referral that belongs here?

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

I am working on a program for my team along these exact lines, JaneAnne.  I am SUPER excited about rolling it out in February.

Posted by Jeff R. Geoghan, REALTOR, Marketing Manager (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 10 years ago

Jeff~

I am excited about your "roll out"...will you let us know more details ?

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

Of course!  I've just finished the logo versions.  It feels like an empty shell just yet - give me a couple of weeks.  I got your message, too, JaneAnne - thanks for the invite!

Posted by Jeff R. Geoghan, REALTOR, Marketing Manager (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 10 years ago

Jeff~

I will look forward to learning from you...as I always do =)

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

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