“Green Zones: Do Buyers Want Sustainable Buildings?” – Observer article

By Emily Nonko From the Observer:


PHOTO CREDIT: Hayes Davidson

PHOTO CREDIT: Hayes Davidson

“Last winter, Carroll Gardens resident Laura Mackall didn’t turn the heat on in her home once. “We just didn’t need it,” she said, “And the house stayed between 68 and 70 degrees all winter.” Ms. Mackall lives in a four-story rowhouse that she retrofitted as a Passive House last year. She stumbled upon the notion, which promises as much as a 90 percent reduction in heating and cooling demands, while researching green roofs.

Ms. Mackall was in the market for a contractor to renovate her rowhouse and asked for a bid from Build With Prospects, a construction and design company that specializes in sustainable design. After she saw the bid was priced similarly to more traditional contractors, she decided to go the green route. ”  ….


Read more at http://observer.com/2015/05/green-zones-do-buyers-want-sustainable-buildings/#ixzz3bYr45uvE

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