February 27, 2015

Green Trends

Big green: Demand for green building is up in Florida

In both residential and commercial markets, the demand for green building is high right now. This article looks at green communities -- such as homes in Green Key Village in Lake County that will produce as much energy as they use. Read more »
Published on 11/26/2014

By the numbers: Paying for solar energy at a home or business

How long does it take to break even? Read more »
Published on 11/4/2013

Business Profile: Mr. Solar

As one of just a handful of trained solar-energy installers in Miami-Dade County, electrical contractor Kent Crook expects to reap the rewards if the PACE program booms. Read more »
Published on 11/4/2013

Homeowner finds going green will pay for itself - eventually

A 40-year-old, 4,000-sq.-ft. ranch-style home in the Miami area can cost a lot of money to cool... Read more »
Published on 11/4/2013

Slow PACE for energy efficiency retrofits

A program the state approved three years ago makes it easier and cheaper for consumers and businesses to pay for energy-efficiency retrofits. Why is it taking so long to get off the ground? Read more »
Published on 11/4/2013

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Rising Rents
Rising Rents

A new report from Zillow shows that rents across the U.S. are increasing, and not just in the expected regions of New York City, San Francisco and Boston. 

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