Going Green

Preserve the Environment and Put Some Extra Green in Your Pocket When You Work With an EcoBroker®

Stephanie’s Green Tip: Energy-Star ® appliances reduce your energy costs and may even qualify for rebates from your local utility companies.

Everybody is getting into saving energy and resources these days—so why not incorporate a green approach to your home search or sale? As a certified EcoBroker, I can help you find homes that help you live a little “greener” and may even end up saving you some money as well. If you’re selling a home which has any of the features listed below, I’ll be sure to point them out to potential buyers.

Environmentally Friendly Home Features
What’s an Energy Efficient Mortgage?
Local energy auditing companies

Environmentally Friendly Home Features

Cabinetry made from sustainable and/or recycled products
Low-flow and dual flush toilets
Front loading washers
Induction cooktops
Motion-activated or aerated faucets and showerheads
Double pane, low-e windows
Energy Star-rated appliances
Solar powered heating or air conditioning
Compact fluorescent light bulbs
Shade trees and native plants
Programmable thermostats
Low VOC paint and carpet
Impact-resistant windows or doors
Improved insulation
Rain water catch barrel

What’s an Energy Efficient Mortgage?
An Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) is a mortgage that gives you credit for your home’s energy efficiency. These mortgages provide an opportunity to finance cost-effective, energy-saving measures as part of your home loan, often allowing you to qualify for a larger loan amount and a better, more energy-efficient home. EEMs are available as conventional, FHA or VA loans. They can be applied to new homes that are rated highly energy efficient or as Energy Improvement Mortgages (EIMs) for existing homes to which you are planning to make energy efficient improvements.

To qualify for an EEM, you generally have to have your home’s energy efficiency audited by a Certified Energy Auditor/Rater. Watch a short video about home energy audits below.


Below is a list of local energy auditing companies

First Call Services
Tom Franklin
Email: tom@firstcall.cc
1035 NW 31st Ave., Pompano Beach, FL 33069

Florida Energy Raters, LLC
Oscar Calleja
Email: oscarc@floridaenergyraters.com
1700 Banks Road, Margate, FL 33063

Brownstone’s Green Services
Susan Brown, CGP, LEED AP
Email: green@brownstonehomes.biz
954 593-9847
3207 Barton Rd, Pompano Beach, FL 33062

Energy House Technology
Bruce Tschosik
Email: bruce@energyht.com
3341 Pine Hill Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

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