Tag Archives: Green building financials

Purchasing Power

I read a blog the other week that called our current times, The Age of Choice.   It was about all the information that is available now and the choices we can make because of this additional information.   They looked … Continue reading

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Costs of Going Green

Quick rant for this fine cold Tuesday. I was just reading about a new report released detailing the costs of going green (link).  My first reaction was wow, what a great idea and I wonder how they figured that out. I … Continue reading

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Voting with your Dollar$

I just received my copy of The Better World Shopping Guide by Ellis Jones from Jetson Green.  This handbook is a great guide to flip through, especially in the Holiday Season when most are doing a little more shopping than … Continue reading

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New York City Building Codes

There are a number of changes in the New York City building code that will force construction in New York City to be more sustainable.  This means more opportunities for people with green building experience.  It also means that developments, buildings, offices and … Continue reading

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NYC Green Building Codes LEED to more Sustainable Certifications

I recently had a meeting with a couple of developers who were planning on doing a quick renovation to convert an older building into residential condos or apartments.  We were discussing the project budget and sustainable certifications were brought up.  They immediately … Continue reading

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Top 5 Sustainable Upgrades

What are the best sustainable upgrades to do for your house? We have recently started a new design project and as part of the early stages of design we were coming up with a list of what upgrades we were going … Continue reading

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Show me the money! Sustainability Building Credits

Whenever I talk to a potential new client about sustainable building.  One of the first questions they ask me is – What money can I get for “going green”?  I believe, and have tried to convince others, that building green … Continue reading

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