About Tess Orlev

Journalist, world traveler, and Marketing Manager. Tess is a green home enthusiast and lover of playing with her cat Luna.

Green Industry Ambassador: Simone Dadsetan

In this new segment, Green Industry Ambassador, we’re introducing green building professionals that are going above and beyond, paving the way for greener homes in California. Green Industry Ambassador recognizes these professionals for their commitment to green building, holding themselves … Continue reading

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1878 Napa Victorian Farmhouse Goes GreenPoint Rated

“When the sellers of a recently renovated Victorian farmhouse came to me, I thought you know, I think this home is a green home, and if not we could be really close,” said Kimberly Kinsel, a full-time REALTOR®️ in the … Continue reading

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GreenPoint Rated Home Presented to Deserving Family on HGTV’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”

Photo: Darren Keefe, left, and Carrie Locklyn, right, design team members of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” after the unveiling of the Clovis Home. After only 96 hours of construction, CalFire captain and widower Nick Reeder and his family now have … Continue reading

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Beautiful Energy-Efficient GreenPoint Rated Home, Showcases the Health and Comfort Benefits of Green Homes

This recently listed energy-efficient home received a GreenPoint Rated Elements Existing Home Label, GreenPoint Rated’s new existing home label that represents the gold standard in green homes. It proves that your home remodel was built to trusted environmental standards and … Continue reading

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