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Archive for May, 2009

98% of Green Labeled Products are Actually Greenwashed

Posted by pcbasentry on May 29, 2009

We’re all familiar with the prevalence of greenwashing. But the newest statistic is still staggering. According to TerraChoice Environmental Marketing, only 2% of products labeling themselves as green are completely legit in their claims. The remaining 98%, not so much.

Read more at treehugger

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Special Issues to Address in a Sustainable Project

Posted by pcbasentry on May 27, 2009

Sustainable projects present a plethora of unique issues which must be addressed by an attorney prior to and during construction of the building in order to minimize the potential for future litigation.While design professionals carry insurance it is paramount to consider whether the insurance carried by the design professional is adequate in light of the sustainable nature of this project.

Read more at Green Building & Environmental Trends

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For Green Benefits, Remodel(ing) Building Codes

Posted by pcbasentry on May 25, 2009

At the National Association of Home Builders’ Green Conference in Dallas this weekend, conversation turned to retrofitting buildings.  There was universal acknowledgement among the homebuilders I spoke to that building new homes was going to be dwarfed by retrofitting and renovating existing dwellings for the next decade.

Read more at GREEN BUILDING LAW

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The Movement in Prefab Homes

Posted by pcbasentry on May 22, 2009

A movement is taking place in an old methodology. Prefab or modular homes seem to be taking a very popular spot light in the green arena. This is not the old modular homes that most people think of, where the home is a square box split in half and resemble a double wide trailer home. These new breed of modular homes are quite stylish and green friendly.

Read more at Green Building Ideas

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Simple DIY Rooftop Solar Clover

Posted by pcbasentry on May 20, 2009

Greentech Media broke news today of a prototype rooftop solar system made for simplicity, shipability, and affordability.

Read more at JETSON GREEN

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Mitigating Risks When Building Green Roofs

Posted by pcbasentry on May 18, 2009

Green roofs have been a part of building for over a thousand years. The current green building movement has, however, had the greatest impact on the growth of the green roofing industry. A green roof is commonly defined as a roof that consists of vegetation and soil, or a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. Read more at GREEN Real Estate Law Journal

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Chinese Drywall: A sign of problems to come or a false alarm?

Posted by pcbasentry on May 15, 2009

Living in Florida there has been no shortage of news about the Chinese drywall and the problems it has caused. While the problems Chinese drywall has caused have been well documented and appears to be a widespread problem with an identifiable source it has caused me to wonder whether this problem is a sign of problems to come. Read more at Green Building & Environmental Trends

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Real Estate Marketing Referral Expo Starting May 18

Posted by pcbasentry on May 14, 2009

Reprinted from  transparent real estate

Michael Beck and Melynn Sight have put together a 10-day webinar series for real estate marketing called Referral Expo. They have assembled a group of 10 speakers to discuss the latest in real estate marketing.

Register for the whole series (free) at http://www.referralexpo.org/

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Signs of Recovery Raise Old Questions Anew

Posted by pcbasentry on May 4, 2009

The economy might be getting better, or the economy might be doing a head fake. It’s clearly an arguable issue. But, it doesn’t matter. Your next home sale–which may be your ticket to sticking around alive for the merry, merry month of May 2009, or not–is going to come out of somebody else’s hide….Read more at HousingCrisis.com

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