Folks,Let's say I have a client who's building slab on grade and intending to certify E-STAR. I'm in CZ 5B. According to the Thermal Enclosure Rater Checklist, they must insulate the slab to R-5.In…Continue
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
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
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
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
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