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Tips for finding a legit #green contractor, not a greenwasher.

Sorting through the "greenwashing" can be an onerous task these days, especially when it comes to residential construction. Rather than have a set list of questions to try to catch prospective contractors greenwashing I think it would be far easier to cull out the impostors by simply asking open ended questions and allowing them to expose themselves (figuratively of course). I always like to hear fellow professionals describe to me what "green building" means to them. You can usually get some idea of how serious they are about green building by how they answer that question. Look for answers that include at least some form of the following categories of green building. Sustainability : How sustainable are their practices from deconstruction to material selection to application techniques. Do they use FSC (Forestry stewardship council) lumber? Do they have any idea of how t...

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