What’s a Planet Worth?

Republished for 2017 How does one quantify the value of Earth?  In essence, we already do – we call it economic systems and development.  According to Wikipedia, the definition of an economic system is a system of production and exchange … Read More

 

Reverse Mortgage Loans Go Green, Aging in Place, Alternative Community Lifestyle Emergence

Sun-setter’s (positive spin for senior citizens) are experiencing the new coined phrase, ageism and continue to dominate the reverse mortgage market.  New trends in the reverse mortgage industry are emerging.  A new “hybrid” model utilizing reverse mortgages can improve a … Read More

 

Climate Change Call to Action: Duty to Serve our Communities and Market Stakeholders

The climate change definition is a very loose and often ambiguous term that confuses many people.  Climate change polarized conversations have been debated for centuries. On the one hand, it covers pretty much any earth related catastrophe and/ or unusual … Read More

 

How to Take Advantage of Green Energy Money’s Toolbox for Home Retrofits

Green Energy Money’s Free Report for existing home retrofits is a great free tool available to homeowners that help them determine estimated building upgrade improvement costs and the potential return on investment upfront.  You can even get pre-qualified for financing before scheduling any … Read More

 

Choosing the Right Land for Green Building

One of the most important components of green building is the land you choose to build your project.  There are multitudes of factors that must be considered when choosing the perfect parcel of earth to develop.  Making the wrong choice … Read More

 

The Importance Achieving Energy & Financial Interdependence in America

Independence Day – New Meaning for Sustainability America’s fight for independence and freedom from oppression has long been our greatest legacy.   In order to continue our heritage, we should also consider sustainability as a critical path to achieving our … Read More

 

Which is Better; To Lease or Own Solar Panels?

**UPDATED FOR 2016 GUIDELINES**Dozens of solar installation companies, such as SolarCity and SunRun, have sprung up in recent years, cashing in on the solar energy wave. “Save $$! Lock in your utility rate!” Technically they are known as solar service … Read More

 

Brown Discounts & Green Premium Value Trends–New Real Estate Market Emerging Risk

When it comes to high-performance building mitigating investment risk, most real estate finance investors and mortgage companies don’t get it. In fact, many lenders tend to discount (undervalue) green-high-performance projects and consider them risky investments. Antiquated lending and appraisal guideline … Read More

 
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