Craig Foley
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Webinar: Making the Invisible Visible: EE for RE agents and their clients at Lexington, MA

June 24, 2015 from 10am to 11am
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) webinar to help real estate agents bring the seemingly invisible world of energy efficiency to their clients. Great resources designed for RE agents and appraisers.See More
Jun 19
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NESEA BuildingEnergy '15 at Seaport World Trade Center, Boston

March 4, 2015 from 10:30am to 12:30pm
High-Performance, Green Homes in Residential Real EstateInstructor Craig Foley will present three topics focused on the emerging high-performance housing market in Massachusetts. The first is an overview of the real estate value chain– green builders and contractors, listing agents, the green MLS, appraisers, lenders, and homeowners – and how it relates to the proper valuation of more efficient homes. The second is a deeper focus on building ratings and certifications, such as ENERGY STAR®,…See More
Jan 30
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"Support the SAVE Act. Legislation would add energy costs to underwriting process. NJ article at:"
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Craig Foley replied to George Kopf's discussion Real Estate Professionals need our support - but how?
"Thanks Jan, your insight, as always, is invaluable. Your suggestions regarding a top down approach seem very relevant to me. Let's face it, generally speaking we work in a world of dinosaurs on this subject. I am wicked lucky (wicked in MA can…"
Sep 18, 2014
Craig Foley replied to George Kopf's discussion Real Estate Professionals need our support - but how?
"Thanks for the shoutout George. MA DOER worked with my company on an initiative to educate real estate professionals in MA that is proving to be popular and successful. I think that there is growing awareness in all sections of the real estate sales…"
Sep 18, 2014
Craig Foley replied to Kevin Jordan's discussion Does anyone have pointers on approaching real estate industry?
"Hi Kevin, I am a real estate broker and the chief of energy solutions for RE/MAX Leading Edge in Boston.If you are simply looking for an agent to list your property, please make sure that they are certified through NAR's Green Designation.…"
Sep 4, 2014
Craig Foley commented on Diane Chojnowski's group Facebook Pages
"Yes, Ryan, thanks. You have the correct URL for my page - glad you liked; will certainly follow Evergreen as well..."
Jul 18, 2014
Craig Foley commented on Diane Chojnowski's group Facebook Pages
"I post mornings at forward to going through the list and liking your pages. Thanks!"
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Jul 17, 2014
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The Green Home Movement: Craig Foley at TEDxSomerville

"Hi James, thanks for your kind words. Before I answer the question about the market value of distributed generation and EE improvements, I think it's worth talking about some of the challenges my industry faces in addressing these issues. it is…"
Jun 5, 2014
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The Green Home Movement: Craig Foley at TEDxSomerville

"Very well done presentation Craig.  Definitely worth watching.  I like your statement that we each have both an opportunity and an obligation to reduce our energy consumption.  It would be interesting to hear from a…"
Jun 5, 2014
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RE/MAX Leading Edge Green
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Helping clients that value high performance homes, or clients that wish to have a greater understanding of the benefits of how performance real estate.
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Looking forward: when our home utility bills become utility invoices...

Distributed generation, electricity being generated on the house side of the meter, usually in the form of a solar array in New England, has a chance to be a real game changer in how consumers think about power. Combined with utility meters that measure not only energy consumed by the building, but electricity being supplied to the grid, from the distributed generation resource, are here to stay. Meters that “spin backwards” called net meters, actually pay the homeowner for supplying power to the utility grid.
As smart grid improvements, and consumer sophistication about how electricity is priced matures, it is conceivable we could reach a time when homeowner investment in distributed generation changes our perception of utility bills to utility invoices.  I mentioned on the RE/MAX Leading Edge Green Facebook page a while ago that the wholesale price of electricity was $0.00 from 4-6 AM one day. Hopefully with the right smart grid choices, consumers will be able to take advantage of using power at off-peak times when the price of power is less expensive. 
Combining advanced smart grid technologies with distributed generation will one day need to be looked at by real estate appraisers as a property asset. Consumer perception of utility bills as a liability may be changing.

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