Going Green

 

Why choose an agent who is an NAR Green Designee?

Today’s real estate market requires a professional Realtor® with real knowledge and skills to help you navigate the wealth of information available about green property.

NAR’s Green Designation was created for real estate professionals who seek an in-depth understanding of “what green means” for every aspect of real estate.

As an NAR Green Designee, I have been specially trained in green building principles and practices, regulatory issues, sustainable communities and land planning, green living, and much more.

CURRENT NEWS:

The Washington Post article on “Eight Steps to a More Eco-Friendly Kitchen”

DOCUMENTS:

Green Home Tips

Family Guide to Going Green

Office Guide to Going Green

Home Improvement Guide for Energy Savings

Home Buyer’s Energy Efficient Checklist

Energy Savings Guide

Selling Green

Homeowner Guide to Green Incentives and Resources

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment Monthly Newsletter

Home Energy Checklist

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Read these documents on your computer screen or print on recycled paper.  Tip:  keep a stack of paper that has been used on one side next to your printer to use the blank side to print out draft documents or items that aren’t for presentation.

LINKS:

National Organizations

U.S. Green Building Council

U.S. Department of Energy “Energy Savers” website

Energy Efficiency for New Homes – from ENERGY STAR®

Energy Efficiency through Home Improvement – from ENERGY STAR

Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency

National Green Building Program – from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

LEED® For Homes – from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

REGREEN – USGBC’s guide to green home remodeling

Tax Incentives Assistance Project (TIAP)

Brochure: Residential Energy Efficiency Incentives (TIAP)

USGBC – Various Service Providers with LEED AP

National Association of Home Builders – Certified Green Professionals (CGP)

Residential Energy Services Network – Energy Auditors

The American Institute of Architects – LEED AP Architects

American Society of Interior Designers

Programs and Incentives Information from the Edison Electric Institute

State Specific Information

U.S. Green Building Council State Chapters

US Department of Energy – Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy by state

Database for State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency

National Association of State Energy Officials – Funding Opportunities and Resources

Virginia Division of Energy

Virginia Sustainable Building Network

Energy Star’s Appliance Rebate Locator (by zip code)

Local Resources

Dominion Virginia Power

Washington Gas Energy Saving Tips

Arlington County’s Recycling Programs

Arlington County’s Green Building Program

Arlington County’s Green Home Choice Program

Arlington County’s Green Home Choice Providers

Arlington County’s Green Building and Remodeling Resource Directory

Arlington County Water Saving Tips

Arlington County Energy Saving Plan

Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment

Arlington Children & Nature Network

 

 

Home Energy Audits

More information on Home Energy Audits – from Energy Star

Arlington Video about Home Energy Audits

Find a Certified Home Energy Rater – from RESNET

 

Other Home Guidelines and Resources

Consumer Reports Greener Choices – Products for a Better Planet

Saving Water at Home – from EPA’s Water Program

Waste Reduction at Home – from EPA’s Waste Program

Find Recycling Centers for Various Home Items – from Earth 911

Freecycle

Restore (Habitat for Humanity)

Green Guide to Buying Furniture

Getting Clean by Going Green

Manage & Reduce Home Energy

Home Solar Panels: The Pros, Cons and Hidden Costs

Recycle Electronic Devices for a good cause