Working with Non-Green Trade Contractors in Building a Green Home

Apr 10, 2012 11:25 PM ET

Greenspiration Home Blog

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.  

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