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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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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“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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The Curiel Residence: Straw Bale Offers Affordability, Comfort and Beauty

Kim and Fred Curiel made the construction of their new home a community affair, bringing friends and neighbors together one weekend to cut and stack the straw bales that would eventually be the exterior walls of their new home.  Years … 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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Villa Terra: A New Home Built with Earth Walls and Salvaged Materials

© Frank Paul Perez, Red Lily Studios Villa Terra‘s beauty has just as much to do with what you cannot see, as it does with what you can. Within the 18-inch thick walls of the 3,200 square-foot house is enough … Continue reading

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