Green Building Blocks
Green Building construction and design gives us the opportunity to use available resources in a more efficient manner, thus creating more energy-efficient homes and office buildings.
Building a new home, or you are environmentally conscious and want to make your existing home a greener place to be? Maybe you just want to save some money on your energy costs. If any of those descriptions match you at all, Green Building Blocks can help. We list businesses, home improvement companies, architects, and many more resources that will help you build that project you've been planning (addition, garage, sunroom) in the greenest way possible using sustainable resources, and keep your green-building costs down while boosting your energy savings returns.
If you happen to live in Massachusetts now is the best time to get solar energy installed in your home. The tax rebates and credits (SRECs) never been this good. Just the federal rebate is 30% until 2016.
Get in touch with the people who can help you make your building project as environmentally friendly as possible, or help turn your drafty, un-insulated mess into a mean, green, energy-saving machine. Most green projects can be financed with a credit card, so if you are a vendor, make sure to accept credit cards.
Tom Kyewski from Virginia is a realtor that is very familiar with dealing with "green" homes. He has sold a few properties that were "green" certified (ICC 700 National Green Building Standard Certification). So, if you are looking for a home in Virginia, give Tom a call.
Another real estate agent with extensive knowledge of green buildings and technology, is Robin Marsh at http://www.homesrima.com. She has been selling and buying real estate for over 15 years and serves Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
If you are a partner in a sizable construction company, you owe the company and your partner(s) to get a life insurance policy on yourself. This is often called key man life insurance. In case of your death, the death benefit is paid to your business partners.