Why Going Green Is a Win-Win: A Homeowner’s Perspective

Redondo Beach GreenPoint Rated Home Last summer, an endurance athlete from Arizona named Erin and her husband purchased a GreenPoint Rated townhome in Redondo Beach. The home’s unique design and construction promised its owners a smarter, cleaner home with lower … Continue reading

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South Bay Builder Rides Wave of Green in Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach in winter. Photo credit: estrategy@en.wikipedia The quiet beachfront community of Hermosa Beach is getting noticed as an up-and-coming destination for green building in Southern California, and the arrival of South Bay developer Fred Koch is a case in … Continue reading

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Historic California Hotel to Get GreenPoint Rated

One of Oakland, CA’s most historic hotels has just celebrated a grand reopening — and will soon boast an impressive GreenPoint Rated certification. On May 15, 2014, the GreenPoint Rated team joined the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC), … Continue reading

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Financing Makes It Easy to Green Your Next Home

It’s easy to fall in love with a fixer-upper, especially if you’re a first-time homebuyer on a budget.  You see the character, charm, and potential of a home, but worry about the costs to modernize and upgrade it, right? You’ve … Continue reading

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KB Home: The Leading GreenPoint Rated Home Builder in 2013

In December 2013, the nonprofit Build It Green honored KB Home with a GreenPoint Rated Award for its leadership and dedication to residential green building. By committing to build all of its Northern California homes to the high standards of … Continue reading

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Congrats to Our GreenPoint Rated Award Winners for 2013

Congratulations to the City of Palo Alto for winning a GreenPoint Rated Award in the Public Sector category. Seven organizations win GreenPoint Rated Awards in recognition of their dedication to residential green building and reducing the impacts of climate change … Continue reading

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A Forever Home

Iris Harrell completed her Forever Home more than 14 years after the initial purchase of the home in 1992.  Originally built in 1986, the previous owner/developer had sectioned off the home in a number of places to create offices for … Continue reading

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Have You Browsed the New Green Product Directory?

Today we launched a great new resource for homeowners on the GreenPoint Rated website: the Green Product Directory. Check it out now. The Green Product Directory provides an independent source of trusted green home improvement product recommendations and educational tips … Continue reading

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“Ask an Expert” with Kris Knutson

Simple things to help improve your indoor air quality: Part 2 Indoor air quality is an important topic all year long – not just during winter when we’re spending more time indoors. Today we continue our series on simple things … Continue reading

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“Ask an Expert” with Kris Knutson

Winter weather has finally arrived and we are spending more time indoors.  What can we do to improve indoor air quality? Good indoor air quality (IAQ) is important regardless of the time of year.  The EPA estimates that  “on average, … Continue reading

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