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About Green Building


To learn how green building is better for people, pocketbook, and planet, and how the market is transforming in North Texas, please see below.

“Green Homes are Better for People, Pocketbook, and Planet.” Free one-hour presentation on why home performance is important, who thinks so, and trends on cost-effective better-than-code new construction elements and existing-home renovations for improved energy efficiency, durability, indoor air quality, and water conservation that make sense physically, economically, and for resale marketing. Upgrades from “fast, easy and cheap,” to “next steps,” to “comprehensive improvements” to thermal envelope and mechanical systems. Role of performance testing by independent third-party energy raters. Discussion of greenbuilding market trends for new construction and resale.

North Texas “Maturing Green Market” offers thousands of third-party-certified green homes. News release Earth Day 2016 by Beth Johnson.

Tour the Bannister House with EcoBroker Beth Johnson. Spend 30 minutes on an audio-visual tour that’s a great primer on green building. Award-winning architect William Peck, (William Peck & Associates) and builder Chris Miles (GreenCraft Builders LLC) teamed up in 2007 to build this mainstream, mid-sized, mid-priced, environmentally friendly home in Grapevine, Texas that is a demonstration project for the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s “Building America” program. Beth led a Realtors' team that hosted five weekends of tours during which 4,000 North Texans learned cost-effective measures that made this home approx. 50% more energy efficient than a new built-to-code home and earned it Energy Star, Green Built North Texas, and LEED Platinum certifications. See much more at the Bannister House website. To shop for other homes or custom build jobs by GreenCraft or other green builders, and William Peck or other green architects, please contact Beth Johnson, 214.415.5089 or beth@bethjohnson.com.

"As Texas Goes, so Goes the Planet: Green Building is the core of one Texas realtor's practice," by Beth Johnson. Appeared in Mar.-Apr., 2007 issue of Home Energy Magazine. A diary of market transformation from the perspective of Texas' first EcoBroker and LEED AP Realtor. "What we call green building today will just be called building 5 to 8 years from now."--Greater Dallas Home Builders Association President T.W. Bailey.

“Dallas Area Residential Green Building Program Unveiled,” by Beth Johnson. Appeared in June, 2006, Dallas Sierra Club newsletter The Compass. A quick primer on green building and new tools for the homebuyer. Includes mention of available local and national green building rating systems.