Melissa Baldridge
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  • Denver, CO
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Changing 80 Percent Furnaces to 90+
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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.

Support a Green Real Estate Company Doing Good Work
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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.

The Nest Learning Thermostat - Good or Not So Much?
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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.

#BestBuy selling kilowatt hours in Chicago
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Is this a good thing or not? http://bit.ly/GRHBNtContinue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Blanchette Mar 26, 2012.

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Melissa Baldridge replied to Better Buildings Support's discussion Getting the Real Estate Market to Value Green Homes
"When the green-field addendum rolled out in metro Denver, my company teamed with HUD, the EPA, the Colorado Energy Office, and Metrolist - the overseeing body for the metro-area MLS.  We taught hundreds of area brokers about how to identify and…"
Jun 5
Melissa Baldridge's blog post was featured

Green Premium - Price Bump for Green Homes & Schrödinger’s Cat

A valuation premium for green homes and energy efficiency is a lot like Schrödinger’s cat, says a new study released by the Colorado Energy Office.  If you expect to see a…See More
Mar 17
Melissa Baldridge posted a blog post

Green Premium - Price Bump for Green Homes & Schrödinger’s Cat

A valuation premium for green homes and energy efficiency is a lot like Schrödinger’s cat, says a new study released by the Colorado Energy Office.  If you expect to see a…See More
Mar 14
Melissa Baldridge replied to George Kopf's discussion Green feature values in Real Estate
"We've had great success with the income approach.  'Like I said - simple but not always easy."
Jan 15
Melissa Baldridge replied to George Kopf's discussion Green feature values in Real Estate
"Hi George, There's not currently a dollar-for-dollar appraisal value for energy-efficiency systems and features.  You can look at the "Marshall & Swift" appraisal book for green items.  'Might have something there…"
Jan 15
Melissa Baldridge joined Hal Skinner's group
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Radiant Control Coatings

A group where energy professionals can learn about all the different energy saving aspects of RCCs.  I have worked with one particular RCC for 30 years.  I have amassed alot of information I can share.  Everyone knows, accepts and understands how RCCs work as a 'Cool Roof' coating.  However, that seems to be where the knowledge on these products different energy saving applications abruptly stops.  I hope to change that with this group. There are over 300 protective coatings out there and they…See More
Aug 7, 2014
Brett Little commented on Melissa Baldridge's blog post Off-the-Shelf – LEED & National Green Building Standard as Residential Building Code
"Melissa - Great post here on codes. It is seems if NGBS has positioned themselves well as the International Green Code (IGCC) is using NGBS as it's baseline. If someone jurisdiction wants to adopt a green code they can adopt IGCC which is…"
Jun 19, 2014
Melissa Baldridge's blog post was featured

Off-the-Shelf – LEED & National Green Building Standard as Residential Building Code

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 residential building, and one…See More
Jun 19, 2014
Melissa Baldridge posted a blog post

Off-the-Shelf – LEED & National Green Building Standard as Residential Building Code

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 residential building, and one…See More
Jun 14, 2014

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Dec 9, 2013
Melissa Baldridge commented on Melissa Baldridge's blog post Green Stamps - Real Estate Investor Sells "Green-and-Flips" for More
"Thanks for your great comments, everyone.  It's a blast working on projects like this, and there absolutely IS a business case for better homes and better buildings selling (and appraising) for more. We do a presentation to the real estate…"
Oct 23, 2013
R Higgins commented on Melissa Baldridge's blog post Green Stamps - Real Estate Investor Sells "Green-and-Flips" for More
"See, we can all do good while doing well.  Even real estate investors!  I hope Kassi can someday document more about what works for her projects, maybe with convincing hard numbers investors need before they commit to spend more for…"
Oct 23, 2013
David Heslam commented on Melissa Baldridge's blog post Green Stamps - Real Estate Investor Sells "Green-and-Flips" for More
"Green Canopy Homes in Seattle has followed this model for the past several years, with a local twist. They have local Home Performance contractors conduct  the audits. The metric for the energy analysis is the Energy Performance Score and many…"
Oct 22, 2013
Jan Green commented on Melissa Baldridge's blog post Green Stamps - Real Estate Investor Sells "Green-and-Flips" for More
"Not has the home been greened and flipped, but so has the investor!  A win win for everyone concerned. Thank you for sharing Melissa!"
Oct 21, 2013
Kent Mitchell commented on Melissa Baldridge's blog post Green Stamps - Real Estate Investor Sells "Green-and-Flips" for More
"Good to hear of an existing home success story for green and energy efficiency!  "
Oct 21, 2013
Melissa Baldridge's blog post was featured

Green Stamps - Real Estate Investor Sells "Green-and-Flips" for More

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 looked…See More
Oct 18, 2013

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Company
GreenSpot
Professional Certification
LEED AP O+M & Green Rater, HERS Rater & ENERGY STAR certifier, National Green Biuilding Standard verifier
Professional Interests
Buy, Sell & Live Better!

The GreenSpot companies do two things. GreenSpot Energy & Sustainability is an energy diagnostic company for homes and commercial properties, and we provide the green-home and building certifications that are searchable on Colorado's MLSs.

GreenSpot Real Estate is a traditional brokerage - buy, sell and lease both commercial and residential properties. We're real estate professionals and strive for excellence in all transactions. Where we soar is in helping our clients add value to their properties thru green-building upgrades, and then capitalize on those when it's time to sell.
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http://www.GreenSpotRE.com
Blog URL
http://greenspotre.com/blog
Twitter ID
@GreenSpot_RE
Facebook Page
http://www.facebook.com/pages/GreenSpot-Real-Estate/152826621466292
LinkedIn Profile
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/GreenSpot-Real-Estate-4056199?gid=40...

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Melissa Baldridge's Blog

Green Premium - Price Bump for Green Homes & Schrödinger’s Cat

A valuation premium for green homes and energy efficiency is a lot like Schrödinger’s cat, says a new study released by the Colorado Energy Office.  If…

Continue

Posted on March 14, 2015 at 8:00am

Off-the-Shelf – LEED & National Green Building Standard as Residential Building Code

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

Green Stamps - Real Estate Investor Sells "Green-and-Flips" for More

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

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

Adding Up - Couple Finds Green Adds Value to Their Home

Rick and Joann Sandoval live in a green Ferrari – a souped-up, high-performance home loaded with energy-sipping systems and green-home features.  But when it came time to refinance their house and capture value from those items, the Sandovals were going nowhere…

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Posted on September 3, 2013 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

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At 1:24pm on June 14, 2013, tedkidd said…

Wow.  Thanks!  

Wow, your website is stunning!  Somebody really gets graphic design!  

Hey, could you maybe help me with this?

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At 7:03pm on September 11, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Melissa,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!


Thanks!
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