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July 7, 2015 1 Comment

GREEN Tip of the Month for July, 2015 – Carpool, Walk or Bike to Work or an Event When You Can


Posted by Kristin in Green Tip of the Month

 Carpool, Walk or Bike to Work or an Event When You Can Have you heard the new word Walkability? If so, do you know what it means? Here is the Wikipedia Description: Walkability is a measure of how friendly an area is to walking. Walkability has many health, environmental, and economic benefits. Factors influencing walkability include the […]


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June 11, 2015 1 Comment

LEED Building Certified Homes in Sarasota and Manatee County come in all Sizes and Prices


Posted by Kristin in Blog

Are you interested in GREEN Homes? That is, homes that are energy efficient, healthy indoor air quality and make use of the latest technology for home products and building materials. If you had a choice and the home was in your price range, why would you not choose a home with these features? In the […]


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May 20, 2015 No Comments

May Green Tip of the Month – Green Buildings Have Higher Market Value


Posted by Kristin in Green Tip of the Month

Both residential and commercial buildings retain a high resale value if they include sustainable design components. The value to prospective buyers comes from knowing their utility and maintenance costs will be lower in green buildings that outperform non-green buildings. As a Homeowner and/or Business Owner, why wouldn’t you choose Green buildings and products if you […]


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April 7, 2015 No Comments

Green Building and a Florida Green Building Certified Home are Worth the Time and Effort for Builders and Green Home Buyers!


Posted by Kristin in Blog

Green Building and a Florida Green Building Certified Home are Worth the Time and Effort for Builders and Green Home Buyers! The Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton area of Florida has many Green Communities along with Green and LEED Builders. A perception among many home buyers is that the Green Homes are more expensive. This is […]


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April 7, 2015 No Comments

Favorite Things to Do: The Beach at Sunset


Posted by Kristin in Favorite Things to Do

The Beach at Sunset Sunsets on the west coast of Florida are breathtaking! What is your favorite sunset beach?  I actually have two: Anna Maria Island in Manatee County just north of Sarasota and Lido Beach in Sarasota. Anna Maria Island has a great waterfront restaurant, The Sandbar. We have been going there since 1999 […]


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April 7, 2015 No Comments

April Green Tip of the Month – Start Replacing Plastic Articles in your Everyday Life.


Posted by Kristin in Green Tip of the Month

I have been an avid recycler for many years and have used recycled bags for my grocery store visits.  I just discovered there are reusable produce bags for your grocery shopping trips and for your fruits and veggie storage. Replace plastic bags whenever there is an alternative. Look for these recycled, reusable bags online or […]


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March 26, 2015 No Comments

Green Building and Living is More Than Energy Star Appliances and Solar Panels


Posted by Nate in Blog

When you think of Green Building, what first comes to mind? Is it Solar Panels perhaps or Energy Star Appliances and maybe a water collection system for your garden? There are so many things to consider when deciding to build a Green Home. The first step is site selection.  Where do you want to live? I suggest choosing […]


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