With a passion for “green living,” Liz and Ellie integrate sustainable practices into their personal and professional lives whenever possible.
As a LEED Green Associate, Ellie combines the traditional services of a Realtor® with the ability to help you understand the various elements that make a home green, what credits you may qualify for, the numerous green certifications, how to effectively market your green home, and much more.
We are excited to see more and more people acknowledging the importance of sustainable living. With access to the Internet, the amount of information and resources on “green” building is rapidly growing. Here are a few of our favorites web sites. If there are any links that you would like us to add, please let us know.
Local Green Building Resources
Boston Building Materials Co-op and Resource Center—mostly recycled building materials
Mass Save offers home energy audits and energy efficiency rebates for home and business in Massachusetts
US Green Building Council (USGBC)—Resource of Green Home contractors and professionals in Boston
National Green Building & Energy Efficiency Resources
Earth911—local recycling options
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—Green Building
Mass Clean Energy Center
Mass Department of Environmental Protection (Mass DEP)
Mass Dept of Energy Resources (DOE)
Northeast Sustainable Energy Association—Sustainable Green Pages, Directory of Professionals
Expertise solar—The pros, cons and hidden costs of residential solar energy
Consumer Affairs—Compares the different solar panel programs
Residential remodeling program—created by ASID and USGBC
Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET)—Make your home more energy efficient, find certified energy auditors and raters