Melissa Baldridge Melissa Baldridge co-founded the GreenSpot companies in 2010 with the mission to reverse climate change through the built environment. Since then, Ms. Baldridge has developed proprietary tools and systems to simplify the process of green build, helping hundreds of residential and commercial clients save energy, water and carbon. (Certifications held: LEED AP O+M & Green Rater, HERS Rater & ENERGY STAR certifier, National Green Building Standard verifier (NGBS) & “Partner in Excellence” (2014) and real estate broker (Colorado)) www
Not only was first-gen solar ugly, the real estate industry beat up homes that had it, actually dinging sale and appraisal values.
If you’re building or renovating green, or are even thinking about it, there are some big tax incentives for you.
The Paris Agreement draws a sharp line in the sand for anyone building, developing or investing in the built environment - create carbon-neutral homes and buildings, or be left behind.
The most effective green buildings start with the design and planning.
Bringing home a baby can bump up energy use, but there are simple steps to take to cut costs.
Almost daily, people ask me about solar and how it interacts with residential and commercial real estate.
One renovation in a historic Mid-Mod neighborhood near Denver is grandly reaching for net-zero energy.
Trying to find the right light bulb is a mind-bender on the order of finishing a Rubik’s cube.
Informal research reveals the most wanted green home features.
Mid 20th-century modern homes have some of the coolest design out there but they are a train wreck in terms of energy efficiency.
When it comes to green building, energy is first-born, and water is the red-headed step child.
Walk down the lighting aisle of any big-box store, and you’ll see something you wouldn’t have five years ago – half the light bulbs available are LED.
Net-zero is the new superhero, and building to simply pass building code is for mere mortals.
Not only are green buildings healthier, productivity lifters, and worth more money, the insurance industry confirms that they’re better insurance risks.
The “Home Energy Rating Score” boils all energy users in a home down to a nifty “miles-per-gallon” number – like a window sticker in a car.
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