I am an agent outside of the Baltimore Maryland area. I love the green concept. I drive a prius and love it. Every home improvement I do I try to make it energy efficient and maintance free. We have a solar powered water conservation unit attached to our hot water heater, we have trex decking and I would like some rain barrels. I think the green building concept is the future of new homes. It is big concept in our area because of the Cheasapeke Bay. I like the idea that you are asking everyone for their views on the Green building term. I'll check back to read more answers.
Christine Joyce, Realtor, ePro
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In my area it's gaining popularity. We also have started a Green Building Council and are promoting NAHBâ€™s green certified program. That program you have to take into account landscaping as well as site design from the start. Iâ€™ve also heard that all over NC there are such programs being promoted. So itâ€™s definitely growing in popularity. People wanting more landscaping that doesnâ€™t require a lot of work and the plants to be native and acclimated so they are more likely to live, not spend a ton of money and have them die. Check out NAHBgreen.com and see what applies to landscaping and if you want to try to hit some of that market.... more