DIY Green Home Projects

We are spending more time than ever at home. The silver lining is we have time to address some of those home improvement projects we had on the back-burner to help make our homes healthier, efficient, and comfortable. It also … Continue reading

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Green Multifamily Financing Opportunities

Whether you’re building from the ground up or planning to retrofit an existing property, going green has proven benefits, from lower utility costs and increased affordability for tenants to lower maintenance costs and attractive financing options for owners. Check out … Continue reading

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How California Utility Customers Can Save in 2020!

It’s the start of a new decade. The long wish list of home improvement projects may seem daunting, and lack of time and money can prevent us from taking that first step.  We’ve compiled a list of available local utility … 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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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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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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