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Has all the talk of green homebuilding got you thinking about how your next home will come equipped? Will it be LEED certified and how many points did it score? There are a number of green home building programs out there that it could possibly be certified through depending on your region of the country. How in the world do you go about sorting through all of the homes shown in your local MLS (Multiple Listing Service) that are certified by one green homebuilding program or another?
One MLS has the answer and makes it easier than ever to find your green, dream home. It’s a company called ListedGreen. They list green homes…a Green MLS.
Their website states…
…the Green MLS (Multiple Listing Service) exclusively for Green, Energy Efficient, Sustainable Homes and Housing Developments For Sale Worldwide.
Not only can you search for green homes on ListedGreen, you can list your own green home for $20/month. That’s a fair deal…and you reach eco-friendly homebuyers, much like yourself, much quicker. Each home listed is a reviewed for local green certification program standards, whatever program that may be.
What Makes a Green Home?
- Photovoltaic and Wind power systems
- Energy Efficient Building Techniques
- Solar thermal hot water heating systems
- Water saving products and devices
- THERMOMASS® Building Insulation System
- Recycled Eco-friendly Insulation
- No-VOC and Low-VOC paints and stains
- Green Building Certifications targeted specifically at energy efficient construction such as LEED®, EarthCraft House and Earth Advantage®, to name just a few
This is a company I can support…thus the reason for this post. Listed Green has an informative website in addition to being just another MLS.
They’ve also got a couple of other sites that are worth checking out when you have the time:
Transform Green Homes is a work in progress that has quick links to ideas for all sorts of green homebuilding solutions, products and services.
ListedGreen Getaways is a brand new site that allows you to locate green vacation spots. It’s new so their isn’t much to look at yet…but it’s growing.
I started as a home-stalker… visiting brand new homes under construction in the neighborhoods near my house. That inspired me to write about home building and home renovation projects — chronicling homes during different phases of construction from a consumer's point-of-view. Basically, the tips you'll find in my articles are a collection of checklists for what I think should (and should not) go into building or remodeling a quality home.