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Hiring a Green Home Contractor

by Leanne Reynolds 03/16/2020


Are you familiar with “green” home builders? They are contractors who construct homes from sustainable or renewable products. These green home builders use durable materials in building all kinds of homes ranging from individual bungalows to expansive, real estate developments. Just like traditional builders, they handle diverse types of construction but build in a way that minimizes waste.

Green homes have gained recent popularity due to their energy efficiency, water efficiency and minimal impact on the environment. Apart from their environmental impact, green homes are known to boost the quality of living for the occupants. Moreover, a green home can enhance their overall well-being.

While searching for a suitable, green home builder, you must examine aspects of their past work like their building strategies, experience, quality of work and expertise. A green home builder must be actively involved in all phases of your home construction; they should be a part of the process from the time of design inception to the completion of the home.

Here are things to consider before employing the services of a green home builder:


Just like other businesses, it is essential for real estate builders to have a license that permits them to construct green homes. These licenses are issued by the state, federally, or via local city council. It is proof that a particular contractor has a permit to build a sustainable house. Therefore, you must ensure that a green home builder has a license before employing his/her services.

Experience/ Expertise

Experience is a quality that a green home builder must have. In addition to a license, builders may seek the designation "Certified Green Professional" (CGP), which is an industry determination requiring them to pass specific coursework to obtain and maintain. In addition to certification, to choose a reliable and experienced green home builder, you should endeavor to ask your prospective green home builders to show some similar projects that they have done in the past.

Green builders who believe in the quality of their work may refer you to their past customers. When meeting these customers, ask questions that will give you an idea of the builder’s level of expertise, and how living in a green home enhances their lives.

Knowledge is power, so don't be afraid to ask the tough and necessary questions to ensure you're getting the most value and efficiency for your money. To find a green home in your area, seek the advice of your real estate professional today.

About the Author

Leanne Reynolds

When you want a successful Realtor in today’s market to buy or sell a home, look no further than Leanne Reynolds, Your Key to Glendale Homes. What’s more, you will be working with one of the Top Ten Most Dependable of the Los Angeles Area, an honor awarded by Goldline Research in 2008 and has seen in Los Angeles Magazine. Working with you as a team, Leanne can make your purchase or sale a financial success while making the process as seamless as possible. As soon as you hire Leanne, you can go about your life and leave the real estates sales and all its details to her. Leanne is a Chicago native but has adopted Southern California as her true home. Although she specializes in the Glendale area, Leanne knows more about cities in Los Angeles than most native Southern California residents.

Currently, Leanne lives in Glendale and owns a wonderful Spanish style home built in 1930. Her personal knowledge of older homes and architecture extends into her professional real estate career. She specializes in premier character and traditional properties in Glendale and adjacent areas and is an advocate for the preservation of character homes in this area. Leanne also supports the Historic Districting efforts underway to preserve the city’s unique neighborhood homes and buildings. Her services extend beyond assisting customers with their family home. She is an enthusiastic real estate investor. Contact her to buy or sell residential investment properties or identify 1031 investment property exchanges. Senior Solutions Real Estate Services

As another specialty, Leanne assists senior citizens and their families with the selling or moving from a long cherished home. Learn more about her Senior Solutions Real Estate Services in this web site under the WELCOME SELLERS heading.Community Leader

Leanne works with local groups to define and defend the neighborhood’s character and community history. Here’s a few of the ways she’s committed to Glendale and adjacent cities:

* Serves on the board of directors of the Royal Canyon Property Owners Association in Glendale. Each summer she sponsors a Family Picnic for the neighborhood homes in this association

* Is an active Member and Docent for the Glendale Historical Society. Check out more information on this terrific organization on this web site – ABOUT GLENDALE

* Serves as a Board Member for the Burbank Philharmonic which provides free symphony events to Glendale and Burbank families

* Served on the 100th Anniversary committee for Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles

*Has also been a volunteer referee and assistant coach in the AYSO youth sports Prior to Real Estate

Before her career in the real estate industry, Leanne executed marketing events for over three dozen Smart & Final stores in six state counties as well as Arizona, Las Vegas, Oregon and Mexico. Leanne was also a successful marketing and sales executive for several leading NYSE companies and received a journalism degree from USC. She’s a Trojan all the way!