Triangle Business Today

are YOU green?

Posted June 4, 2008 4:46 p.m. EDT

How “green” are you these days? Using low VOC paints at home? Using recycled wood products from reclaimed sources around the US? How energy efficient is that new HVAC unit you just installed? These and many others are just some of the options that people are using in today’s market when either building or remodeling their homes – in an attempt to raise their level of environmental consciousness.

What does green mean to you? Do you have to be wealthy to be green? How do I know what products are green? How do I know what contractors are licensed as true green contractors? All of these questions come into play when considering moving to greener pastures.

The most important thing we can do as consumers is help to create a paradigm shift in the mentality of the home owner, so that it becomes second nature when thinking about how to lessen our impact or “carbon footprint” on the environment.

So make certain that you’re asking for green products when going to your DIY stores here in the Triangle – and insist that your contractors are being green friendly and have committed to a strong recycling program. We can and should all be doing our part to make the earth a friendlier and healthier place to live and breathe.

Jeremy M. Salemson
Corporate Investors Mortgage Group, Inc.

About this Blog:

Jeremy Salemson, CEO of Corporate Investors Mortgage Group, blogs about economic trends and data and their impact on Triangle business. Each week, he interviews a Triangle-area business leader for a personal look at the local economy.