Environmental Archive

3 Surprising Ways to Measure Sustainability in Your Community

Sustainability is a popular word, and I think that’s mostly because it can mean so many different (but mostly positive) things: environmentally friendliness, durability, longevity, monetary balance. I would be willing to bet that at the 24th annual Congress...
June 8, 2016

What’s New in the New-Home Market?

Boyce Thompson’s The New New Home aims to “demystify” the factors in play when it comes to building a new home in the current market, with special attention paid to environmental and economic factors that many buyers might want...
August 25, 2014

3 Green Reads For a More Sustainable Home This Earth Day

By Erica Christoffer, Multimedia Web Producer, REALTOR® Magazine Happy Earth Day!! It’s a great day to catch up on some green reading. Here are three recently published books that can give both you and your clients tips and resources...
April 22, 2011

NAREE Names Best Real Estate Books of the Year

The National Association of Real Estate Editors announced three winners, along with a first-time author award, for top real estate books this year for the 2008 Robert Bruss Real Estate Book Awards. Check out the list of winners and...
November 19, 2008

Excerpt: Learn About Energy Audits

The following is excerpted from Sustainable Housing and Building Green (Dearborn, 2008) by Marie S. Spodek and Ken Deshaies. Audits in the Real Estate Transaction Energy audits are an excellent source of additional information to help sellers, builders, and...
October 13, 2008

Chicken Soup for Your House’s Soul

By Christopher M. Leporini, REALTOR® Magazine We can’t stay healthy if the house we live in is sick. An unhealthy house can be caused by poor ventilation, toxic building materials, or the chemical by-products of household appliances and cleaning...
October 2, 2001