Can someone weigh in on what's involved to change out an 80 percent furnace (or worse) to a 90 percent (or better)? In terms of both work scope AND cost? Take out the furnace, and what's the cost…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Kjelshus Jul 4, 2013.
Hey energy-efficiency colleagues,Our affiliate real estate company, GreenSpot Real Estate, is qualifying for a small-business grant, and I NEED YOUR HELP. GreenSpot helps the planet, and we want to…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Diane Chojnowski Jun 13, 2012.
We're moving our office space and doing a lot of the build-out ourselves. In our HVAC overhaul, we need to replace the manual thermostat with a setback model. So I bought a Nest b/c I read about…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Blanchette Aug 17, 2012.
Cities grafting green-building certifications like LEED into commercial building codes is nothing new, and a number of places like Dallas, Atlanta, Boston and Scottsdale have had such requirements in place for a decade or more.
What’s happening now is that cities are doing likewise with…Continue
Posted on June 14, 2014 at 5:43pm — 1 Comment
Real estate investor Kassi Pelley had bought and sold a number of “fix-and-flip” homes in metro Denver when she fell down the rabbit hole of green building and certifications. She’s gotten a price bump – the “green premium” – on every home she’s upgraded and certified since, and she hasn’t…Continue
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Home builder Sean Smith feels like Sisyphus – the Greek mythological figure doomed for eternity to push boulders uphill only for them to crash downhill when he neared the top. Smith’s boulder? Higher appraisal prices for the green homes he builds in metro Denver.
“We built a house a couple of years…Continue
Posted on June 21, 2013 at 7:05am — 31 Comments