Going green in downtown Raleigh

Recycling homes, plug-in cars, green catering…oh my! Raleigh is going green.

This month the Raleigh Downtowner highlights Raleigh’s green strides.    Building the Convention Center as LEED certified project was pivotal and sets the example as the City’s most sustainable building.

Planet Green Catering is more than wholeseome eats. Marks Creek co-op farm off Highway 64 demonstrates sutainability beyond food with sustainable practices and their biodiesel facility.

If you’ve been waiting for a plug in car,  it’s getting close to reality. Progress Energy, the City of Raleigh and Advanced Energy are collaborating on a pilot project testing a fleet of plug-in vehicles.

Think green, affordable housing and downtown!  The Builders of Hope’s newest project State Street Village consists of 25 lots.   Similar to Barrington Village, the project consists of homes moved to the location that have been completely gutted and upfitted to be energy efficient homes.CityGate on the RLine hybrid bus

Last, an unabashed invitation for you to see CityGate’s  agents aboard the R-Line that stops at the Hibernianjust across the street from our Glenwood South offices.   CityGate is Raleigh’s first real estate offices with EcoBrokers and NAR Green certified agents.  We’re dedicated to helping clients live more sustainably through their housing and lifestyle choices.

Buyers want green homes according to the 2008 SmartMarket Report quoted in the Downtowner. “70% of homebuyers would choose a green home over a conventional home in a down real estate market.”   EcoBrokers help home owners on green improvements that will not only increase their comfort and reduce operating costs but make their home more attractive in the future.  EcoBrokers assist owners market to green homes to eco-conscious buyers.


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EcoBroker, Realtor, Environmentalist and tireless advocate for green housing. Helping clients find a high performance home or make their current home more energy efficient, environmentally friendly and improve the indoor air quality.
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