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Oliver von G…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Gables, FL
Choose eco-friendly and local materials that actually work in your area: Not all earth-friendly materials work the same or as well for different sites. Do your homework before choosing your building material. … Read more
Blogged Mon Sep 19, 2011 by Oliver von Gundlach Going Green
Oliver von G…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Gables, FL
Build your home where it will benefit from the site: I.e. if you’ve got shade trees already in place, why build far away on the plot? Hedges are great for blocking cold, so build near, not away… Read more
Blogged Sun Sep 18, 2011 by Oliver von Gundlach Going Green
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Oliver von G…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Gables, FL
Choose materials that are easily recycled and / or reused: It is fine to assume you’ll live in your home forever, but if remodeling or deconstruction are ever an issue, it is best to have recycled… Read more
Blogged Fri Sep 16, 2011 by Oliver von Gundlach Going Green
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Oliver von G…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Gables, FL
TIPS FOR BUILDING A GREEN HOMEDesign strong: Durability is one of the greenest impacts. A home with a long life is a green home naturally. Talk to different architects and contractors and make sure they… Read more
Blogged Wed Sep 14, 2011 by Oliver von Gundlach Going Green
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Oliver von G…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Gables, FL
Plan for recycling and nature: Plan your home so that recycling and composting spaces are already incorporated. Make sure to include outdoor living spaces. Have large windows that bring natural inside. … Read more
Blogged Tue Sep 13, 2011 by Oliver von Gundlach Going Green
Oliver von G…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Gables, FL
1.    TIPS FOR BUILDING A GREEN HOME 1. Figure in renewable energy: Make sure your home is designed to utilize passive solar, day lighting, and other renewable energy techniques.  ht… Read more
Blogged Sun Sep 11, 2011 by Oliver von Gundlach Going Green
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Oliver von G…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Gables, FL
TIPS FOR BUILDING A GREEN HOME     Small is best: The best green homes have just enough space and no more. If you can’t build small, at the very least build smaller by optimizing… Read more
Blogged Fri Sep 9, 2011 by Oliver von Gundlach Going Green
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Oliver von G…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Gables, FL
Earn Money Recycling can be done at home as well as in conjunction with City Programs. Many scrap yards pay for scrap metal including the soda cans and soup cans we use every day. Read more
Blogged Sun Sep 4, 2011 by Oliver von Gundlach Going Green
Oliver von G…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Gables, FL
4000 Years When we don’t recycle at least our glass or aluminum, we cost the earth in power usage, water and oil usage, and landfill usage. Glass takes up to 4000 years to decompose in a landfill,… Read more
Blogged Sat Sep 3, 2011 by Oliver von Gundlach Going Green
Oliver von G…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Gables, FL
Taking Just a Moment Taking just a moment to put your newspaper, soda can and glass spaghetti jar in the recycling bin will save everyone years in environmental harm of new materials, overcrowded landfills… Read more
Blogged Fri Sep 2, 2011 by Oliver von Gundlach Going Green
Oliver von G…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Gables, FL
Be aware: Snackwell effect is a phenomenon that states that dieters will eat more low-calorie cookies, such as SnackWells, than they otherwise would for normal cookies. The term is no longer applied simply… Read more
Blogged Mon Aug 29, 2011 by Oliver von Gundlach Going Green
Oliver von G…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Gables, FL
An estimated 15% to 30% of a home’s total heating and cooling energy is lost through poorly sealed duct work, costing consumers about $5 billion dollars annually. Read more
Blogged Mon Aug 29, 2011 by Oliver von Gundlach Going Green
Oliver von G…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Gables, FL
The study conducted was not in South Florida. I have a feeling that it will take a few more years until we will see the return on "green' Buildings in the resale numbers. But it will happen, we are just… Read more
Blogged Fri Aug 26, 2011 by Oliver von Gundlach Going Green
Oliver von G…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Gables, FL
Burning one gallon of gasoline creates about 19 pounds of carbon dioxide. The average mature tree can absorb 48 pounds of CO2 per year. Do you have enough trees in your yard to take care of your CO2? Read more
Blogged Tue Aug 23, 2011 by Oliver von Gundlach Going Green
Oliver von G…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Gables, FL
The energy saved by recycling a single aluminum can would power a TV for three hours. Every three months, Americans toss out enough aluminum to completely rebuild the nation’s commercial airline… Read more
Blogged Mon Aug 22, 2011 by Oliver von Gundlach Going Green
Oliver von G…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Gables, FL
Did you know that recycling one ton of paper saves 20 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, three cubic yard of landfill space, 60 pounds of air pollutants, and saves enough energy to power the average home for… Read more
Blogged Sun Aug 21, 2011 by Oliver von Gundlach Going Green
Oliver von G…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Gables, FL
If the entire population of the United States would wash their clothes exclusively with cold instead of hot water, we would save $3 billion in energy costs annually and cut national CO2 emissions by over… Read more
Blogged Sat Aug 20, 2011 by Oliver von Gundlach Going Green
Oliver von G…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Gables, FL
Manufacturing cell phones, computers, TVs, and other consumer electronics require a lot of energy. In fact, 81% of the life cycle energy costs associated with a single computer is from its manufacturing,… Read more
Blogged Thu Aug 18, 2011 by Oliver von Gundlach Going Green
Oliver von G…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Gables, FL
According to the American Solar Energy Society, the amount of sunlight that falls on the Earth’s surface in one minute is sufficient to meet world energy demand for an entire year. Read more
Blogged Mon Aug 15, 2011 by Oliver von Gundlach Going Green
Carlos del A…, Real Estate Pro in Coral Gables, FL
"Sustainable in San Sebastian" this partialy remodeled 2/2 plus den home is a perfect starter at a great price. Green features include: natural gas water heater,dryer. Gas stove hook up is available,indigenous… Read more
Blogged Sun Aug 14, 2011 by Carlos del Amo,GREEN,CDPE Home Buying Going Green In My Neighborhood
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