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)) wwwView Melissa Baldridge's profile on LinkedIn

Attractive Panels Deliver Solar Flair

Attractive Panels Deliver Solar Flair

Not only was first-gen solar ugly, the real estate industry beat up homes that had it, actually dinging sale and appraisal values.

Grab bag o’ .gov goodness for green home tax incentives

Grab bag o’ .gov goodness for green home tax incentives

If you’re building or renovating green, or are even thinking about it, there are some big tax incentives for you.

Climate talks mean game on for green building

Climate talks mean game on for green building

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.

What I wish every architect knew about green building

What I wish every architect knew about green building

The most effective green buildings start with the design and planning.

Home Energy Baby Bump – Houses with Newborns Go 24/7

Home Energy Baby Bump – Houses with Newborns Go 24/7

Bringing home a baby can bump up energy use, but there are simple steps to take to cut costs.

Solar sweet spot – the benefits of solar power on real estate

Solar sweet spot – the benefits of solar power on real estate

Almost daily, people ask me about solar and how it interacts with residential and commercial real estate.

Mid-mod mashup goes for net zero energy

Mid-mod mashup goes for net zero energy

One renovation in a historic Mid-Mod neighborhood near Denver is grandly reaching for net-zero energy.

Lighting, lighting on the wall – which is prettiest of them all?

Lighting, lighting on the wall – which is prettiest of them all?

Trying to find the right light bulb is a mind-bender on the order of finishing a Rubik’s cube.

PRO CHOICE – GREEN HOME FAVES OF THE PROS

PRO CHOICE – GREEN HOME FAVES OF THE PROS

Informal research reveals the most wanted green home features.

MID-MOD MESS – Energy (In)Efficiency in Mid-Century Modern

MID-MOD MESS – Energy (In)Efficiency in Mid-Century Modern

Mid 20th-century modern homes have some of the coolest design out there but they are a train wreck in terms of energy efficiency.

Watering green - low-flow, no-mow

Watering green - low-flow, no-mow

When it comes to green building, energy is first-born, and water is the red-headed step child.

Green Beam: LEDs Be Cra-Cra

Green Beam: LEDs Be Cra-Cra

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 THE SUPERHERO – What It Is, And How To Build It

NET-ZERO THE SUPERHERO – What It Is, And How To Build It

Net-zero is the new superhero, and building to simply pass building code is for mere mortals.

Green premium: insurance discounts for green build

Green premium: insurance discounts for green build

Not only are green buildings healthier, productivity lifters, and worth more money, the insurance industry confirms that they’re better insurance risks.

HERS ratings – waaaay more than an energy score

HERS ratings – waaaay more than an energy score

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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