When It Comes to Buying a New Home: Go Green To Save Green

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Home buyers are going green, and research shows that they are even willing to pay more for green homes in a down economy! Especially because buying a green home usually means saving a lot of green on utility bills. With the rising costs of energy, savvy homeowners are paying more upfront to save more over time.
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Our Green Atlantans: Frank Wickstead, a green remodeler of intown Atlanta homes

Frank Wickstead is the head of WicksteadWorks, a green, EarthCraft renovation company in Atlanta. We asked Frank a few questions as we spotlight him as one of Our Green Atlantans.

How can the Cash for Caulkers program help you save on retrofits when you reduce your home’s energy consumption?

Looking to take advantage of Cash for Caulkers? Here is an easy-to-read guide to the 13 home energy retrofits and the rebates the government will give you for each one.

Green property designations aren’t just for Realtors – property managers can also benefit

Green rental properties could be in the future for the nation’s 300,000 landlords who control much of the 50-80% of buildings’ greenhouses gas emissions. A few simple, inexpensive steps can go a long way!

3-story townhome-style duplex for rent near Emory, CDC, VA, and Decatur!!

3-story, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath townhome for rent close to Emory, the CDC, Mason Mill Park, Medlock Park, and major highways! Wooded yard, private balcony, pets welcome!

Make your own rain barrel with the City of Atlanta’s DWM Care and Conserve program!

The City of Atlanta and the Department of Watershed Management invite you to join your Atlanta and Decatur neighbors in learning how to mke your own rain barrel! Whether we’re in a drought or not, rain barrels are a fantastic way to collect water to service your garden in any capacity. And who doesn’t like free water? You can save on your bills by having one (or more rain barrels). Plus, they’re surprisingly easy to construct yourself! At this event, you will assemble and paint your own rain barrel to take home.

The Brookwood in Buckhead: Atlanta’s first high-rise condo complex to earn LEED certification

The Brookwood, a recently-completed high rise community located just South of Piedmont Hospital, is contributing to the Atlanta community in many ways through its green standards. In fact, it’s slated to be Atlanta’s first residential high-rise to receive LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

GoodGuide tells us what’s what when it comes to the environmental impact of consumer products

Ever wonder what’s REALLY in the products you buy, whether it’s food or health or beauty? What exactly does “green” mean when a product touts its environmental friendliness? Here to decipher the chemical make-up (and the impact of it all) is GoodGuide.

Save energy and go green with a metal roof!

Every roof has a lifespan and (almost) every homeowner or homeowner’s association faces the prospect of replacing their roof at some point. So why not go green? Environmentally-friendly metal roofs now comes in all sorts of styles that emulate a traditional roof and they can reduce summer energy bills by up to 40 percent. A … Continue reading

“The Georgia drought is over.” Whatever. Here’s an update on DeKalb County’s watering restrictions

Hallelujah! The Georgia drought is over and we can all go back to the immensely productive past-time of watering grass. Read about watering restrictions in this blog post!

Local Decatur business Renewal Design-Build is branching out to offer green Home Performance Assessments

Local Decatur business Renewal Design-Build is branching out to offer green Home Performance Assessments

Holder Brothers sourcing Georgia forests for local timber framing construction materials

Holder Brothers sourcing Georgia forests for local timber framing construction materials

Take the Energy Star Pledge to fight against global warming!

Take the Energy Star Pledge to fight against global warming!

Dirty house water? Clean it up with a whole house filter!

If you have yellowish dirty water or blackish dirty water, you can clean it up with a whole house filter to get rid of iron, rust, and sediment.

Recycle your old, broken, or unwanted household items with Freecycle instead of sending them to a landfill!

Recycle your old, broken, or unwanted household items with Freecycle instead of sending them to a landfill!

Georgia-based plastics producer launches 100% biodegradable Earth Plastic™ material

Georgia-based plastics producer, American Trade Products, launches 100% biodegradable Earth Plastic™ material

EarthCraft eco-friendly home builders in Atlanta celebrates 10-year anniversary!

EarthCraft eco-friendly home builders in Atlanta celebrates 10-year anniversary!