Monthly Archives: January 2010

Meet Green Builder Magazine at the International Builder Show

In an effort to reduce their carbon footprint, many builders and home buyers have become interested in green homes.  Green Builder Magazine caters directly to this audience and will have editors ready to meet-and-greet at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.

All three of the publication’s editors will spend time in their booth (C4861) on the following schedule:

  • Ron Jones, President and Editorial Director – Jan. 19 10-11 a.m. and Jan. 20 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Matt Power, Senior Editor – Jan. 19 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Cati O’Keefe, Editor-in-Chief – Jan. 20 10-11 a.m.

While visiting the booth, you can learn about Green Builder Magazine’s retrofit project: ReVISION Vegas.  The 1960’s-era home is being outfitted with enough energy-saving bells and whistles to bring its net energy consumption to zero.

ReVISION Vegas, located near the Las Vegas Convention Center, will be open for tours next week.  Tours are available Jan. 19 and Jan. 21 from 3-5 p.m.  Contact Sara Gutterman at for directions and transportation information.

“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” is an increasingly popular mantra for consumers.  Builders and re-modelers interested in green construction should be sure to visit Green Builder Magazine’s booth as well as tour ReVISION Vegas.

Take Advantage of the Green Built Tax Credits

Did you know that you can get a tax credit for all of the energy-efficient, water conserving and green products in your home? The government is doing what they can to encourage more builders to construct green homes and homeowners to renovate their homes with green features. It’s pretty obvious why you get so many breaks for your eco-friendly features – we absolutely need to decrease our carbon footprint and preserve our natural resources for future generations.

In addition to the tax benefits, energy-efficient and water-conserving features will reduce the amount of money you spend every month on your utility bills. Choosing a green built home and green renovations is definitely an investment in which you will receive the pay-off in the long run. Don’t let the higher up front prices deter you from making the switch because they will more than pay for themselves over the years.

For anyone living in metro Austin that is looking for a green home builder or a green remodeler, look no further than Sterling Custom Homes. Continue reading