Luis Imery
Luis Imery, through his business the Imery Group, is a full service construction, home energy performance, green certification and real estate group specializing in infusing sustainability in every facet of the real estate cycle. Its construction division has become pioneers in the Athens, GA area in green building of speculative, custom and design-built construction. Just in 2011 they have over 110 units slated for green certification under the EarthCraft program. wwwView Luis Imery's profile on LinkedIn

Is it possible to build a house that's too tight?

Is it possible to build a house that's too tight?

Is it possible to build a house too tight? Is that a problem? How will it dry? No matter the audience I have, whether an experience builder, a building inspector or a home owner, I often get these questions. Somehow the notion of building a house too tight is a problem.

Does it make sense for a real estate professional to sell green homes?

Does it make sense for a real estate professional to sell green homes?

The short answer is YES, YES, and YES. Even if you are not a believer or not sold yet on the entire green home trend or concept, you can make more green by selling green. Here, in my home town of Athens, Ga., I have been busy hosting a three-part series in a lunch and learn format with the Athens Area Association of Realtors.

So, what do green building programs focus on?

So, what do green building programs focus on?

When asking what green building programs focus on, the short answer but that is open to too much interpretation is sustainability. The other thing commonly heard is that it is a holistic approach to construction.

Green tips for landscaping

Green tips for landscaping

ProudGreenHome: How can a landscape be made environmentally friendly? Luis Imery: Water efficiency or water conservation were hot topics a couple of years ago, at least in Georgia, with the drought that hit the state. At that time people became...

Ask the Expert: Five ways to make a kitchen more green

Ask the Expert: Five ways to make a kitchen more green

ProudGreenHome: What are five ways to make a kitchen more green? Luis Imery: 1. Energy Star Appliances: Replace old and poor performing refrigerators, dishwashers, washers and dryers with Energy Star labeled products.

How do I know how efficient my new green home is?

How do I know how efficient my new green home is?

As many of the readers know there has been a tremendous boom in green building programs and eco-friendly construction. Depending on the region where you live, you might have three or more programs that are administer by different organization.

Ask the Expert: Tips for reducing summer utility bills

Ask the Expert: Tips for reducing summer utility bills

ProudGreenHome: How do I reduce summer utility bills? Luis Imery: Well, summer is here and the nice spring weather that you had for cooling your homes with natural ventilation is gone. Now the HVAC system in your home is kicking in to keep it comfortable.

Rigid foam insulation boards, are they all the same?

Rigid foam insulation boards, are they all the same?

It is often that I am asked if rigid foam boards are the same, it does not matter if it’s a builder client that I am working with to get a house certified under an energy efficiency program such as...

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