Real estate markets feature available properties for sale that come in all shapes and sizes, new and old, basic to extravagant, and wasteful to green. There was a time not so long ago that taking sustainability into consideration when building or remodeling a home was not a concern. Those days seem to be behind us. The industry has taken more notice with each passing year, even though the green movement has formally been making steady strides for the last three decades.
Much focus lately has been on “being green” which is evidenced everywhere in the news media. If you were to ask, most people participate in some type of activity that is positive for the environment, whether it be recycling the basics such as paper, glass and aluminum or using reusable fabric shopping bags. Generally speaking, it has become increasingly easy to “reduce, reuse, recycle” both at home and in the workplace. Earth Day just celebrated its 39th birthday and is now an official day of community service and clean up in 175 countries w