Melissa Baldridge's Blog Posts Tagged 'Melissa' (10)

Green Premium - Price Bump for Green Homes & Schrödinger’s Cat

A valuation premium for green homes and energy efficiency is a lot like Schrödinger’s cat, says a new study released by the Colorado Energy Office.  If…

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Added by Melissa Baldridge on March 14, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

Off-the-Shelf – LEED & National Green Building Standard as Residential Building Code

Cities grafting green-building certifications like LEED into commercial building codes is nothing new, and a number of places like Dallas, Atlanta, Boston and Scottsdale have had such requirements in place for a decade or more.

 

What’s happening now is that cities are doing likewise with…

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Added by Melissa Baldridge on June 14, 2014 at 8:43pm — 1 Comment

Green Stamps - Real Estate Investor Sells "Green-and-Flips" for More

Real estate investor Kassi Pelley had bought and sold a number of “fix-and-flip” homes in metro Denver when she fell down the rabbit hole of green building and certifications.  She’s gotten a price bump – the “green premium” – on every home she’s upgraded and certified since, and she hasn’t…

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Added by Melissa Baldridge on October 16, 2013 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

Adding Up - Couple Finds Green Adds Value to Their Home

Rick and Joann Sandoval live in a green Ferrari – a souped-up, high-performance home loaded with energy-sipping systems and green-home features.  But when it came time to refinance their house and capture value from those items, the Sandovals were going nowhere…

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Added by Melissa Baldridge on September 3, 2013 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

NEWS RELEASE - Denver Real Estate Company Unveils "Green" Window Stickers for Existing-Home Listings & Pilot Nets Top Dollar

Denver, Nov. 1, 2012:   GreenSpot Real Estate recently launched its “GreenSpot” eco-makeover program for existing-home listings, including a “window sticker” showing the property’s…

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Added by Melissa Baldridge on October 31, 2012 at 9:28pm — 7 Comments

Green Cipherin' - What's Slowing the Mainstreaming of Green Building, and What Homeowners Can Do about It

MLSs (Multiple Listing Services) across the country are unveiling “green-field addenda” (GFAs) and searchable fields to highlight green features.  …

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Added by Melissa Baldridge on April 9, 2012 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Big Blue Goes Green - How 203Ks May Be the Future of Green Mortgages

When Sarah Coleman and Carl Sack first saw “Big Blue,” they knew they were home.  The massive house, so named because all the rooms were painted shades of the color, was built in the 1920s on two and a half lots in the Corey-Merrill neighborhood of inner-city Denver.  

 

But their…

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Added by Melissa Baldridge on March 27, 2012 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

Jumping the Hurdles to a Green MLS

Sean Smith was the man in the middle. – a key figure with a foot in both worlds of business and “green.” 

 

A high-end general contractor, he built two LEED-certified homes in the Washington Park neighborhood of Denver in 2009.  At an educational session he hosted there, the U.S. Green Building Council approached him to serve on a committee.  “If you’re doing big-picture things, I’m all over it,” he told them.

 

At a subsequent meeting at the Governor’s Energy…

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Added by Melissa Baldridge on November 10, 2011 at 11:49am — 6 Comments

Creating Shared Value - The Future of Business

“Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day.  Teach him to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.”

-Chinese proverb

 

Let’s say you own a waterfront business that invests the time and resources to teach that man or woman to fish.  You routinely offer “Fishing 101” classes.  Your…

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Added by Melissa Baldridge on October 18, 2011 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Housing Bale-Out - Boulder Architect Streamlines Green Building

 

Straw-bale houses have come a long way since Midwestern homesteaders used to stack sod on the Great Plains and call it home.  More recently, 20th century straw-bale builders were either crunchy, granola types hand-crafting their own über-green homes, or affluent greenies seeking to create off-grid trophy houses, budgets be damned.  In all cases, though, straw-bale has been the preserve of the one-off – designed and built one at a time.  Until now.

 

One…

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Added by Melissa Baldridge on September 14, 2011 at 1:51pm — 1 Comment

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