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Going Green in 97205 : Real Estate Advice

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Sun Mar 18, 2012
Tom Inglesby answered:
1. Earth Advantage®
2. ENERGY STAR®
3. LEED for Homes®
4. Oregon High Performance Homes

These four programs I believe are all certification programs that will give you an EPS rating on your home. Energy Trust has developed the Energy Performance Score as a clear and quantitative way to assess a newly built home's energy consumption, estimated utility costs and related carbon impact. Think of it as a miles per gallon how energy your home will use so when you are comparing homes you are coming the same things in regards to saving on energy. They all have programs that compare the energy and where the trees come from to your design and how you use water from your property to how it is captured on the property and used. All of these programs are different and they do different things so they are not the same in all ways. Some are much more involved than the other programs. I am a trade Ally of Earth Advantage and have an E.A. S.T.A.R. Earth Advantage Sustainability Training for Accredited Real Estate Professionals license.

Tom Inglesby, Broker
ABR,CRS, CDPE, E.A. S.T.A.R

www.equitygroup.com/tinglesby
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Tue Jul 29, 2014
Karla Divine, Broker answered:
Hi Tania,

I suggest you research www.sunsmarthomes.com. The architect for those homes is reasonable, and available. She readily answers questions in a friendly and open manner, never up selling you....and providing good information that will suit your specific situation. We don't have a large enough market selection of these type of homes yet, but I am sure that will be coming and when it does it will be easier to search for this specifically and generically. But visit their website.....I think you will find it very helpful. And without obligation, you can communicate with Kathryn and Steve Gray. Great, honest souls.

I hope this is helpful!
Karla Divine, Broker
Divine NW REalty
503-819-6923
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