VIDEO: Green Canopy Homes
In Seattle, Green Canopy Homes buys homes and renovates them with high-performance, energy-efficient upgrades and green certifications.
This is a switch from most existing homes sold in Seattle, which are typically not remodeled as green home.
As previously reported at ProudGreenHome, with new construction, green homes are much more common, with 35 percent of the 800 new homes built last year in Seattle certified Built Green. But the remaining 4,700 homes sold last year were pre-constructed and only two of those, both renovated by Green Canopy Homes, were Built Green certified, said Aaron Fairchild, CEO of Green Canopy Homes.
For more information, see our Remodeling a Green Home research center.
Teena Hammond Teena Hammond has published more than 2,000 articles in People and W magazines, Women's Wear Daily, and in dozens of newspapers and books. She also wrote a home improvement, remodeling and decor column that ran in Gannett newspapers nationwide. She's interested in all things green and would love to hear from you with your story ideas.