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Learn about the economic value of going green with your home

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April 15, 2014

Contact: Green Building Program Manager Anthony Floyd, 480-312-4202

Learn about the economic value of going green with your home

Buying a home is one of the biggest purchases you’ll ever make. What do you really know about your prospective home’s operating costs? How do you decide whether to invest in energy improvements? How can you maximize the return on your investment if you make those improvements?

Four industry experts will share their knowledge about this topic at a free Green Building Lecture. It will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1, at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road. RSVPs are not needed.

Speakers include:
  • Tammy Bosse, owner of Boss Properties, is a National Association of Realtors GREEN designee and serves on the Green Chamber Greater Phoenix Public Policy Committee. She is passionate about the practice of sustainable building design and community development becoming the norm instead of the exception.
  • Robert Oglesby, president of AppraisalTek, is a certified residential appraiser. His portfolio includes high performance homes, vacant land, custom homes and a mixture of residential properties.
  • Marlo Newman, senior loan officer at Movement Mortgage, will share how potential homeowners can save through tax credits and rebates when going green. He is launching the first green home bond program for the capital markets.
  • Albert Huss, co-owner and founder of Arizona Going Green, is an energy auditor who works with homeowners, builders, Realtors and mortgage brokers. Through the Energy Efficient Mortgage process, Albert has helped home buyers decrease the cost of ownership by rolling energy efficiency improvements into their mortgage.