A high-performance, efficient home isn’t reserved for only new construction. Any home can offer the benefits of resource efficiency which not only increases comfort and performance, but can also boost its value. Some simple fixes and upgrades are key to not only immediate savings, but also improving the property value as a whole. I proudly hold the National Association of Realtor’s® Green Designation, and thus can help you take actionable steps to improve your home’s market value and identify green alternatives.
In 2018, Zip Code East Bay became the first real estate brokerage in California to be certified as a B Corp. Certified B Corporations must meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
Zip Code East Bay provides financial and logistical contributions to help make your home more energy efficient, we regularly share tips and resources on how to increase environmental sustainability, and creatively partner with local green businesses to ensure that our footprint is light but our efforts to enact more green lifestyles are far-reaching.
Understand in greater detail some of the benefits of sustainable homes and lifestyles with these downloadable handouts from the National Association of Realtors®:
What is a Green Home?
Home Insulation and Caulking
Other Helpful Links:
PG&E’s Free Home Energy Checkup: take a free home energy check up to find out how much of your home energy goes to heating, hot water, appliances, lighting and other uses, and then find out what you can do to save energy and money.
Free Water Conserving Items: Order your free water conserving faucets, aerators, shower heads and hose nozzles from EBMUD.
10 Tips for Green Living by HGTV: A quick list of green tips to help get you started.
Pinterest: A board just for learning how to make your own green cleaning solutions and more.
Green Living Tips: A great site offering sustainable living advice to reduce your impact on the environment.