Are you kidding me? I've been listening to lies, half truths, exaggerations, embellishments, and a boatload of balderdash coming from the mouths of R. E. agents for 12 years.
Do I really want to listen to them bloviate about their idea of a green building?
No thanks.......find someone who actually knows something about construction and get your advice from someone a bit less likely to blow green smoke up your butt!
By the way....I do not mean to denigrate those fine upstanding agents with whom I have worked closely over the last dozen years; you all know who you are and that my rant does not apply to you.
You know who's not "green"? Anybody who uses it as part of their vocabulary, unless they are referring to paint colors, grass or leprechauns. This the last person who will know anything about being environmentally conscious.
Unfortunately, there are people that stay in the pass and do not think that there is a better way to building a home from the ground up with advance building techniques that provide its homeowners with energy savings that will be enjoyed for as long as they own that property and make that home a healthier, quieter and a more comfortable one from the old standard way of building. For those who think in the old ways better get with the program because this movement is not going away it is just getting stronger and stronger and you will be left behind and the ones that acquire that training for the future of high performance homes will be at the for front.
I for one enjoy a home that was built green from the ground up and Energy Star Qualified and I enjoy monthly savings in energy & water consumption and all the benefits attached to this qualification of the blue seal.
However, lots of people don't even know they need a home inspection. So at face value a "Green Certification" may attract a certain populaiton of customer.