Gone Green as in Good for the Environment not "Green with Envy" or "Money" While the debate rages on as to whether fracking poses a risk to water quality, a new desalination technique addresses two other environmental concerns: water scarcity and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC), the breakthrough technology … [Read more...] about Has Fracking Gone Green?
(Photo credit: Wikipedia) Yes, Virginia, there is such a thing as an Energy Efficient Mortgage, and it's a financial product that coastal residents should believe in. The EEM is available through a Federal Housing Administration program designed to allow homebuyers or homeowners to roll the cost of energy-efficient improvements and appliances into an FHA-insured home purchase … [Read more...] about Energy Efficient Mortgages Let Home Buyers Go Green
A new National Association of Home Builders survey shows that more than 65 percent of home buyers want green houses, but only about 15 percent are willing to pay extra for such features. This is not particularly surprising -- most people like the idea of doing something good for the environment, but only a small, fixed number of them are ever truly motivated. It has always been … [Read more...] about ‘Green’ home buyers and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Need