Decorating & Design
August 25, 2010
Make Moving Eco-Friendly
Looking for new digs? Interested in more eco-features? Large real-estate agencies such as Royal LePage, Harvey Kalles and Bosley are educating some of their agents to better determine the enviro-assets of new and existing properties. There are currently more than 15,000 accredited green agents and brokers across Canada, certified by the National Association of Green Agents and Brokers (NAGAB). To simplify eco-evaluations in the future, the NAGAB is also establishing a standard green home-rating system that will clarify which eco-amenities are substantive versus superficial.
When you find your dream home, pack up belongings in rented, reusable plastic containers instead of disposable cardboard boxes. Waterproof, crush-proof, stackable and cost-efficient, they average about $1.50 to $2.50 per container and can be locked for security. Visit movingblocks.com or bluebins.com.