Over the past few years, the real estate world has embraced an ecological shade of green. From the push for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification to the efforts to maintain the Property Accessed Clean Energy program in the face of Federal Housing Finance Agency opposition, the industry is eager to maintain and expand its green hue.
This week, MortgageOrb discusses the green real estate movement with Jim Simcoe, founder and president of San Diego-based Simcoe Consulting, a developer of green strategies for real estate investment companies throughout North America.
Q: The expression "green real estate" is becoming more prevalent. In your professional opinion, what exactly is "green real estate"?
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