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Question DetailsAsked on 5/16/2011

Finding experienced green builders

I'm just starting to build a green home and think I need to go with an experienced builder and architect, as I don't want to be the guinea pig. The not-as-experienced builders say they can research and learn all they need to – your thoughts?

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This is a personal decision, but after researching green building all over the country, I know one thing for sure – education is important. Ask your contractor if he plans on educating his subcontractors to keep with green building standards. We talked with one homeowner who had to Dumpster-dive his own project because the subcontractors weren't recycling aluminum! If you truly don't want to be a guinea pig, then go with experience, but there can't be a lot of harm if you find a contractor who seems legitimately interested in doing it the right way. Just be sure to educate yourself as the process unfolds.

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