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Selling Green Homes in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Green Home construction accounted for $36 Billion in 2013 and with that Connecticut Builders and Contractors should affiliate themselves with trained Realtor in the field of energy efficiency and sustainable practices to help sell their Green Homes in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

According to a recent market research by McGraw-Hill Construction green home construction is expected to more than double to $83 – $105 Billion in 2016.

DMK Real Estate & Property Management has over 25 years’ experience in residential construction and is a National Association Realtor GREEN designee specializing in selling green homes and a sustainable lifestyle. DMK Realty is an accredited LEED AP Homes professional, a NAHB Certified Green Professional and Energy Star Partner serving Greenwich, Stamford, Darien, Rowayton, Norwalk, Westport, Wilton and New Canaan.

Wendy Brandt Martinenas of CT Green Real Estate is an award winning real estate agent who has 13+ years’ experience and a local expert in green homes. CT Green Real Estate is a National Association Realtor GREEN designee as well as a certified EcoBroker serving Norwalk, Westport, Southport, Fairfield, Stratford, Milford, Trumbull, Easton, Weston and Wilton. Continue reading Selling Green Homes in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Green Homes Market is $36 Billion and GROWING.

    By David Popoff, Realtor ~LEED AP 

    McGraw Hill Construction (MHC) just released findings from a new Green Home Builders and Remodelers Study as part of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

    In 2013 Green homes comprised 23 percent of the overall residential construction market.  MHC estimates that the green market share will grow to between 26 percent and 33 percent of the market by 2016 which is double of today’s market from $36 Billion to $83-$105 billion in 2016, based on the current McGraw Hill Construction forecast for total residential construction. Continue reading Green Homes Market is $36 Billion and GROWING.

Fairfield County LEEDing Green Building in Connecticut.

By David Popoff, LEED AP & Realtor®-Green.    

You will notice many new construction projects in the progress or completed in Fairfield County, Connecticut and several of them are being built under the LEED Green & Sustainable Standards.

LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design is a third party verification system for the design, construction and maintenance of buildings and communities be it commercial, residential, government or municipalities and even neighborhoods.

While projects under construction are seeking LEED certification, once done they can become LEED certified on a scoring scale with certification available on four progressive levels:

  • LEED Certified
  • LEED Silver
  • LEED Gold
  • LEED Platinum

There are already a number of certified LEED projects in Fairfield County with these municipalities leading the way:

Energize Connecticut ~ Start Saving With These Programs & Tips @ HOME & WORK.

If you are a Connecticut resident, business owner or landlord then EnergizeCt.com is the go to place for information about programs available in saving and reducing energy costs.

The Residential section has a whole page on simple smart ways to start saving on your energy costs with easy to use tips about:

  • HVAC ~ heating and cooling
  • Hot Water
  • Lighting
  • Appliances
  • Electronics

Continue reading Energize Connecticut ~ Start Saving With These Programs & Tips @ HOME & WORK.

11 Connecticut Homes Participating in 2013 Zero Energy Challenge.

The Connecticut Zero Energy Challenge is holding its fourth annual contest for new built homes with 11 approved participates this year. The contest will end at the end of the year with winners announced in the spring. Take note that a few of the building companies are repeat participates in the challenge from previous years who are proving to be leaders in Energy Efficient construction and sustainable homes.

Some of the awards and benefits earned by these Connecticut homes will be:

  • 2013 Overall Winner ~ $10,000.
  • Lowest overall HERS Index rating ~ $5,000.
  • Lowest HERS Index without renewable technologies ~ $5,000.
  • Most affordable project $/sq. ~ $5,000.
  • Lowest projected annual net operating cost ~ $5,000.

Continue reading 11 Connecticut Homes Participating in 2013 Zero Energy Challenge.

Luxurious Fairfield County Rentals Going Green.

There is a splurge of high end luxurious residential complex being built currently in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut. Many of these are high end rental units going for top dollar and the owners, investor and builders are realizing that incorporating Green features pays off.

Not only the owners but the new tenants recognize the benefits of sustainable buildings and green complexes and these rentals are filling up quickly. Below are a few of the many here in lower Fairfield County, Connecticut. Continue reading Luxurious Fairfield County Rentals Going Green.