Working with Non-Green Trade Contractors in Building a Green Home
By Allison A. Bailes III, PhD
Ten years ago, I was in the throes of building a green home an hour outside Atlanta, Georgia. (Well, truthfully, I was in the throes of depression because my dad had just died, but that's another story.) In the process of building the house, I had to work with a lot of trade contractors. Some were good. Some were bad. None had any experience with green building. And I learned a lot.