Melissa Baldridge
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  • Denver, CO
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ASHRAE 62.2 Help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa Baldridge Dec 1, 2017. 5 Replies

Fine EE folks,I've got to go the ALTERNATIVE COMPLIANCE PATH for ASHRAE 62.2, and I need help with the NATURAL INFILTRATION CREDIT.  Either ...Tables where these have been worked out for different…Continue

IECC 2012 & 2015 Compliance & HRVs

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa Baldridge Aug 11, 2016. 4 Replies

 I’m failing IECC 2012 with the HRVs we’ve been using – Honeywell .  (See specs below that I entered into REM for another rating.)  I’m getting error/fail messages that the fan efficacy isn’t what’s…Continue

ENERGY STAR - Slab Insulation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Melissa Baldridge Jul 29, 2016. 2 Replies

Folks,Let's say I have a client who's building slab on grade and intending to certify E-STAR.  I'm in CZ 5B.  According to the Thermal Enclosure Rater Checklist, they must insulate the slab to R-5.In…Continue

Changing 80 Percent Furnaces to 90+

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Kjelshus Jul 4, 2013. 17 Replies

Can someone weigh in on what's involved to change out an 80 percent furnace (or worse) to a 90 percent (or better)?  In terms of both work scope AND cost?  Take out the furnace, and what's the cost…Continue


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LEED AP O+M & Green Rater, HERS Rater & ENERGY STAR certifier, National Green Biuilding Standard verifier
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Buy, Sell & Live Better!

The GreenSpot companies do two things. GreenSpot Energy & Sustainability is an energy diagnostic company for homes and commercial properties, and we provide the green-home and building certifications that are searchable on Colorado's MLSs.

GreenSpot Real Estate is a traditional brokerage - buy, sell and lease both commercial and residential properties. We're real estate professionals and strive for excellence in all transactions. Where we soar is in helping our clients add value to their properties thru green-building upgrades, and then capitalize on those when it's time to sell.
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Green Premium - Price Bump for Green Homes & Schrödinger’s Cat

Posted on March 14, 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments

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 you expect to see a high-performance home sell and appraise for more, it probably will.…


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

Posted on June 14, 2014 at 8:43pm 1 Comment

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 residential building, and one affluent enclave close to Denver is even…


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

Posted on October 16, 2013 at 6:00pm 5 Comments

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 looked back.


“I had heard about energy audits, and I was Googling…


Adding Up - Couple Finds Green Adds Value to Their Home

Posted on September 3, 2013 at 10:00am 2 Comments

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 fast.


Rick works for a green-home builder, and he got a lot of…


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At 4:24pm on June 14, 2013, tedkidd said…

Wow.  Thanks!  

Wow, your website is stunning!  Somebody really gets graphic design!  

Hey, could you maybe help me with this?

At 10:03pm on September 11, 2011, Diane Chojnowski said…

Hi Melissa,

Welcome to Home Energy Pros! Feel free to join the conversation in the Forum and Groups. And share your energy efficiency photos, videos and upcoming events. If you're blogging about home performance, this is the place for you!

Diane, HEP Moderator


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