Need some environment-friendly resources that will help you in your real estate endeavors? Looking at remodeling for yourself? Just looking for ways to do a little more for the environment without making major changes? We’ve got you covered. Take a look at some of our favorite green websites to learn some new tips and tricks for you and your clients.
Casey Trees: Casey Trees and the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) have partnered to offer a rebate of up to $50 to individuals who plant a tree on residential property in the District of Columbia.
Catalog Choice: Free sign-up service to decline unsolicited catalogs – lighten your footprint on the environment.
Earth 911: How to continue using products you love without destroying the planet. Also includes information on hazardous products and tips on recycling and green shopping.
Energy Star Home Performance: Government-backed program to help save money and protect the environment using energy-efficient products and lifestyle.
Environmental Performance Index: Ranking of countries and their performance in environmental issues.
Freecycle Network: Nonprofit organization dedicated to the free exchange of items and keeping the “good stuff out of landfills.”
Green Resource Council: How to locate green properties.
Grist Living: Environmental news on a variety of topics, namely living.
iPropertyManagement’s Going Green Guide: A thorough guide on ways homeowners and renters can cut back on water and energy costs while reducing their carbon footprint.
Low Impact Living: Tips for remodeling while lowering your environmental impact.
Mother Nature Network: Environment-friendly home news and updates from around the world.
Regreen Program: How to remodel without hurting the environment.
U.S. Green Building Council: What constitutes a “green building”?
Walk Score: How walkable is your neighborhood?
Whole Building Design Guide: A thorough guide to high-performance buildings.