Your Green & Resource Efficient Home Hub

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WELCOME TO YOUR RESOURCE EFFICIENCY KNOWLEDGE CENTER!

This page is devoted to everyone and anyone who is interested in learning how to become resource efficient and living a “greener” lifestyle and for those looking to buy and purchase homes or upgrade their home to become more energy and resource efficient. I am a certified GREEN® Designee through the National Association of Realtors and as such I have received a wealth of knowledge and training to help anyone looking to make the change in owning a green home or make the upgrades to their home to be more resource efficient.

“Living green is about making healthy choices that are also easy on your wallet. NAR Green Designees have the necessary resources and relationships to effectively work with you to find your next home or assess your next green project.” said Marc Gould, Vice President of NAR’s Green Designation. I personally have made some changes and have helped recent clients close on their first home that is a EnergyStar partner and is leading the way to a more resource efficient way of building and living and they are so excited.

On this page you will find links to amazing articles and tips, websites, financial direction/assistance on how to buy and sell a “green” or resource efficient home or how to upgrade and prepare for any upgrades to your current home so it becomes more resource efficient. Some of these links will be to builders, solar companies, helpful and informative blogs, handouts/checklists for the DIY persons and financial help and direction to help pay for or ease the costs of resource efficient upgrades.

ENERGYSTAR® Partnered Companies & Resource Efficient Companies

New Construction Homes

DR Horton Logo D.R. Horton is an EnergyStar® Partner and they have some amazing new home designs and they are the largest builder in North America. Below is what they include in all their homes if you do a smart home package and it shows how they construct their homes to be as resource efficient as possible which helps them remain safe and solid investments in your future. Contact me today to help make your purchase in Central Florida as smooth as possible with D.R. Horton.

Check out the links below to D.R. Hortons Smart Home Site and also their over 60 Communities in Central Florida

D.R. Horton Smart Home Options

D.R. Horton Available Communities - Central Florida

Financing Options for Home Purchase and Upgrades

Most lenders today have access to the special programs and options to help someone who wants to purchase and complete the upgrades to their home prior to move in. There are also grants and other ways to pay for the green upgrades to your home that are offered locally and nationally. Below is a list of the lenders I work with that would be happy to help you in the process of purchasing and or upgrading your home to become more resource efficient. Please reach out to them and get expert advice on how to make this possible. Tell them David Brown sent you and they will take care of you every step of the way.

DSIRE® – Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency®

This database is setup for everyone to find and access information on the incentives and programs found in each state to help homeowners and property owners update their properties to be more resource efficient. There are links from the State, City and County levels for incentives such as rebates, loans and grants. This is a helpful link for all your local needs for the programs and incentives in your area. Check it out and contact me with any of your questions or to setup your free HomeSelfe to see what upgrades you may need for your home.

DSIRE® - Home Efficiency Upgrades Incentives - Florida

Helpful Articles & Tips

100 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Improving the energy efficiency of your home is one of the best ways to save money, live more comfortably, and reduce your carbon footprint. But, many homeowners never get to enjoy these benefits because they aren’t sure where to start,... View Article: 100 Ways to Improve Your Home's Energy Efficiency

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