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Florida’s  HOP program For a brief overview of the program, please see my first posting     Additional Building Requirements:   All Units must be new construction which have not been previously occupied except that Members that are counties and eligible municipalities that are administrators of S...
01/26/2009
Florida’s  HOP program     For a brief overview of the program, please see my first posting       Requirements for Building Eligibility:   1.      All New Construction Units are required to meet the more stringent of the State or Local Building Code, as well as accomplish/include the following: ...
01/26/2009
  Thinking outside the box when it comes to buying homes in Florida!!!   Florida’s  HOP program   What is it? The Florida Home Ownership Pool Program, a program of the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, provides matching funds and down payment assistance to Eligible Homebuyers for the purchase ...
01/26/2009
Attention Mortgage Brokers!!! I just went online to use the Florida Solar Energy Center's database that lists Mortgage Bankers who do green financing in Florida. I wanted to see who can provide this financing option in Leon County. Only one broker was listed!!!   Energy Efficient Mortgage Banker ...
01/22/2009
The DOE recently announced that residential water heaters are now available as ENERGY STAR certified products for the following 5 types of water heater: 1) high-efficiency gas storage water heaters 2) gas condensing water heaters 3) whole-home gas tankless water heaters 4) heat pump water heaters...
01/20/2009
Wondering what rebates and incentives are available to you or your clients on a green building project or an installation of solar?   Look no further!   http://www.dsireusa.org/   DSIRE claims to be a "comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promo...
01/19/2009
    An important and often-overlooked component of green design is the design charrette.   While not a mandatory requirement for most residential green certifications (e.g. LEED-H), it is a valuable practice that can help to save money and time down the road.   The design charrette enables membe...
01/18/2009
The Tallahassee MLS is GREEN!!!! As of this last November, the Tallahassee Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service (MLS) has included new searchable fields for ENERGY STAR and third-party verified Green Certified homes. The current options available are: LEED for homes ENERGY STAR Florida Gre...
01/14/2009
I just received an email from a builder/homeowner that I am working with in the Tallahassee area. He is planning on building a certified green home, and is only a few weeks from receiving his permits and breaking gound on the project. He emailed me to let me know that he has just created a reall...
10/22/2008
Sustainable Tallahassee's Green Halloween Bash is going to be F-F-F-F-reeeeeeaAAKY!!!   Don't miss it! Alex Mordas, LEED AP EcoBroker® & REALTOR® LEED for homes, Field Agent Green Home Certifying Agent, FGBC www.tallahassee-ecobroker.comalexmordas@kw.com (850) 559-4976 Referrals are an important ...
09/25/2008
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