I'm proud to be one of the very first Houston real estate brokers to earn the GREEN designation, the only designation of it's kind endorsed by NAR (National Association of Realtors)
Did you know...
The EPA's Green Power Partnership hailed the City of Houston as the No.1 municipal purchaser of green power in the nation and a crucial leader in the alternative energy trend – with 25% of the City of Houston's total electricity purchased from wind energy. Also, Houston was named one of the 10 greenest cities in the U.S. by causes.com in 2013."
Here's an environmentally-friendly green visitors guide (PDF) courtesy of Visit Houston
Check out the city's Green Building Resource Center for information on sustainbility practices and recycling as well as equipment for energy conservation. The center offers regular tours.
Whether your green concerns extend to helping the environment, energy efficiency, indoor air quality or all three, there are many resources in Houston that will address all these concerns. As I continue building this page, I will list these resources. Also, for more info on green builders, green homes currently for sale or homes that just have energy saving features, please contact me for a list.
Most builders in Houston are building their new homes with many energy efficient features such as tech-shield roofs, energy star rated appliances, low-e windows, tankless water heaters and much more. A few custom builders in Houston are also working with "green" architects to design homes on homesites that take into account not only energy efficiency, the use of sustainable and eco friendly materials but also the placement on the lot to allow for maximum efficiency. Houston will also have a great LEED certified condo project scheduled to be built in Montrose along with other LEED certified townhome projects. There is also what will be the first solar powered hybrid community close to The Woodlands. This new communities' developer is partnering with GE’s Ecomagination® initiative. This program features renewable energy savings with solar power, whole-home energy efficiencies, advanced building science, water conservation and indoor air quality. How exciting!