Green Resources

Go Green with GreenLine!

Resources, Links & Answers to Your Questions

At GreenLine Real Estate we work with home buyers and sellers to help them think about how they can go green, save money and help the environment. We have compiled together a list of articles and local resources to help people go green.

 

How to Green Your Home Buying

http://www.treehugger.com/htgg/how-to-go-green-home-buying.html
Whether you are a first time buyer or a seasoned home-buying veteran, it is worth remembering that buying a house is one of the biggest decisions you can make, and not just financially. The location, size and style of your house, along with what you chose to do with it, can have a huge impact on your ecological footprint. So choose wisely, ask all the right questions, and check out some handy hints.

 
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DC Green Financial Incentives

http://green.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/ddoe/publication/attachments/Green%20Incentives%20Brochure_Jan%202014.pdf
Learn about the financial incentives for environmental improvements that are available to residents of
the District of Columbia. Many of these incentives target District homeowners and renters, but some are also available to commercial property or business owners and non-profit organizations. The incentives listed are organized into four categories: (1) energy, (2) water, (3) hazard mitigation, and (4) transportation.

 
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District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU)

http://dcseu.com/
The District of Columbia Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU) helps DC residents and businesses use less energy and save money. Since 2011, the DCSEU has delivered financial incentives, technical assistance, and information to tens of thousands of District residents and businesses, helping them to save millions of dollars on their energy costs. Their work is building a brighter economic, environmental, and energy future for the District.

 

10 questions for homebuyers who want to go green

http://realestate.msn.com/article.aspx?cp-documentid=23255669
For homebuyers, green is fast becoming a priority — whether it’s because they want to reduce their energy costs, minimize their carbon footprint or improve indoor air quality. Check out 10 questions that prospective buyers or renters ought to ask to find out how green a house or apartment is.

 

Green Home Buying

http://www.totalmortgage.com/total-path/green-home-buying/
As the dominant species on this planet, human beings owe a duty of care to future generations to preserve and protect our environment to the best of our ability. We understand that it’s tough to make time to save the environment when we hold full time jobs, raise families, and attempt to maintain some sort of a social life. However, it is very possible to live a green life without major sacrifice. Through green home buying and renovations, anyone can transform their home into an energy efficient, money saving machine. The green home was designed to minimize environmental footprints, while still preserving a comfortable and healthy indoor living environment.

 
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RiverSmart Homes

http://green.dc.gov/riversmarthomes
The RiverSmart Homes program offers incentives to District of Columbia homeowners interested in reducing storm-water pollution from their properties.

 

U.S. Green Building Council’s Green Home Guide

http://greenhomeguide.com/know-how/topic/featured
Green Featured tips and buyer’s guides. Articles include: The Parent Trap: Avoid Mistakes in Nursery Projects By Following Three Basic Principles, A Homeowner’s Guide to Post Bubble Real Estate: Five Steps You Can Take to Better Protect Your #1 Investment , 4 ways to make your home more energy-efficient with occupancy/vacancy sensors., Choosing a Green Countertop that Works with Your Style and Your Life.

 

Green Guide for Everyday Living

http://www.thegreenguide.com/green_home
Recent studies show that flame retardants, typically found in couches, mattresses, and foam blocks, are very harmful. In fact, your very own couches may even kill you in the long run. The types of people who are most exposed to these chemicals are gymnasts and firemen.

 

Go Green at Home! For Kids & Adults

http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.Go-Green-at-Home-For-Kids-and-Adults.17339.html
Much appreciation to the smart kid who realized that this Green Resources page was missing important tips for kids and adults on simple things that they can do in their homes to improve the environment. She provided the above link to a very informative page with tons of good ideas. Thank you, Miss Green!

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