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Posts by Michael Kiefer

Following are all articles by UrbanTurf author Michael Kiefer, from most recent to least.

This Week’s Find: The DC Area’s First Passive Design House

This Week’s Find: The DC Area’s First Passive Design House

Michael Kiefer | February 16th 2011 | 12 Comments

More and more these days, architects and builders across the DC area are focusing their attention on USGBC’s LEED Platinum standards in an effort to... read »

The Real Deal with LEED Certfication

The Real Deal with LEED Certfication

Michael Kiefer | December 28th 2009 | 2 Comments

With green building becoming a standard in residential development, consumers are finding it necessary to quickly familiarize themselves with the... read »

The Right Contractor for Your Green Renovations

The Right Contractor for Your Green Renovations

Michael Kiefer | November 11th 2009

If you are making improvements to your new home, chances are you want them to be as energy efficient as possible. Deciding who you employ to do these... read »

3 Organizations to Green Your Move

3 Organizations to Green Your Move

Michael Kiefer | October 16th 2009 | 1 Comment

Plenty has been written about ways to "green" your home, but how much do you know about greening the moving process before you even move in? In this... read »

Five Green Features to Keep an Eye Out for When House Hunting

Five Green Features to Keep an Eye Out for When House Hunting

Michael Kiefer | October 8th 2009 | 3 Comments

With the Green Festival coming to town, now is a good time for this week’s article on the top five green features you should watch for when shopping... read »

Home Inspection and Your Green Home

Home Inspection and Your Green Home

Michael Kiefer | October 1st 2009 | 8 Comments

Once you have found your new home and successfully negotiated the contract with your agent, the next step is usually to schedule a home inspection.... read »

Payback on Your Green Home Investment

Payback on Your Green Home Investment

Michael Kiefer | September 24th 2009 | 8 Comments

If you are in the market for a new home these days, you are likely seeing more options when it comes to energy efficient properties, and... read »

What Constitutes a Green Home?

What Constitutes a Green Home?

Michael Kiefer | September 17th 2009 | 2 Comments

The word “green” is being used these days to describe just about anything on the home market, which begs the question: What exactly is a green home?... read »

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