LEADING YOU TO AN ENERGY EFFICIENT HOME.

WE ARE 100% COMMITTED TO PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT

Boulevard Real Estate is a Certified Green Company. We run on solar panels and 100% renewable energy, use non-toxic cleaning products, have energy efficient lighting, use 100% recycled paper products and sustainable packaging and don’t use single-use plastics. We believe that tackling climate change begins at the individual level and that we should each be responsible for how we care for our planet. We should all be committed to helping our planet thrive and pushing for a sustainable future for generations to come. Boulevard is committed to doing our part in helping our planet survive and thrive by assisting our clients in creating their healthy and eco-friendly homes. From the small (free) changes you can do around the house, to installing solar for energy independence, we have done the research and know from first hand experience what works, and we want to share it all with you. Boulevard is proud to have partnered with, and support several local organizations whose missions align in doing better for the planet and we have outlined them below.

“There is no such thing as ‘away’. When we throw anything away it must go somewhere.”

Annie Leonard, Proponent of Sustainability

Firstly… does your home practice the
5 R’s of Waste Management?

Always remember to refuse new ‘fast’ furniture or appliances, reduce your water, energy and plastic consumption, reuse and repurpose what you already have, recycle what can be recycled and put all your organic waste back into the soil.

The Small but Crucial Details

Climate change can only be tackled when we work together, but the first step is at the individual level. Here’s a list of small and easy changes you can make in your daily life that will help reduce your carbon footprint.

Do you have solar on your roof and backup battery?
Are you purchasing 100% renewable energy?
Do you drive an electric car?
How do you heat your house?
What type of lightbulbs do you have in your home?
What type of water tank do you have have?
Do you compost?

Do you unplug your appliances when you are not using them?
Do you say no to single-use plastic?
Do you reuse your glass jars/containers for food storage?
Are your appliances energy star rated?
Do you turn off your lights when you leave the room?
What type of cleaning products do you use?
Do you use your own grocery bags?

Are you satisfied with your answers?

If not, don’t worry. We’ve got all the ways to make the above answers a ‘yes’ below!

Home Energy Score

Conduct an energy audit of your home

The perfect place to start your journey towards lowering your carbon footprint. Home Energy Score is a program where you can talk to a professional in the building industry who will give you a score on a scale of 1 to 10 that indicates your homes efficiency. With your score you receive a custom recommendation report to help you prioritize you’re upgrades and plan for improvements.

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Home Improvements

Find a certified home upgrade contractor

Marin homeowners can now review financial incentives and no-cost assistance if they are planning home energy efficient improvements. Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) provides you with an energy advisor to assist in answering all your questions regarding your home’s energy use, the rebate programs in your area, finding the right contractor, financing programs and more.

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Water Efficiency

Find out if your eligible for the rebates

California is always prone to dry conditions, and we all need to learn how to use less water. Check with your water district to see the current rebate offerings, and when it comes to purchasing appliances, always look for the WaterSense label.

Energy Efficiency

Find out if your eligible for the rebates

Through the Electrify Marin program all homeowners can receive financial incentives for switching gas and propane appliances to efficient electric-powered models. Electric appliances powered by renewable energy will not produce greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change unlike gas-burning appliances.

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Switch to Clean Energy

Enroll in 100% renewable energy programs

MCE clean energy gives you the means to ensure the electricity you purchase is sourced 100% from renewable energy. This is one of the easiest ways to lower your carbon footprint.

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Go Solar

Receive federal tax credits, state and local rebates

Getting a solar system on your roof is beneficial for so many reasons. If you have the roof space, solar can help you reduce (maybe eliminate) your electricity bills, help avoid rising energy costs, increase the property value of your home and earn a great ROI. Plus, A typical residential solar panel system can eliminate three to four tons of carbon emissions each year.

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PROGRAMS & CLASSES

These organizations offer free classes, events, workshops and more, to help spread awareness for environmentally friendly living practices.

Resilient Neighborhoods

A great way to meet your neighbors and learn about what’s going on in Marin about sustainability and community disaster preparedness practices.

PG&E Energy Classes

FREE classes to teach people how to make their home more energy efficient

County of Marin Sustainability

Programs to ensure Marin is sustainable for many generations into the future

Marin Climate & Energy Partnerships

We work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our government operations and in our Marin communities

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These nonprofits and organizations are here in Marin and actively play a part in helping reduce our impact on the planet.

Cool the Earth

A nonprofit with a mission to get individuals to reduce their carbon emissions

Zero Waste Marin

We work together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our government operations and in our Marin communities

FiresafeMarin

A nonprofit to advance sustainable principles in Marin County and California

Make It Home

A nonprofit that takes advantage of the REUSE in our 5 R’s of sustainability

OFFSETTING, TREE-PLANTING & CONTRIBUTIONS

Here are just a few of the reputable companies, funding climate projects all over the world to transition to a sustainable future.

Cool Effect

Carbon offsets that are audited by reputable organizations and guaranteed to be incremental

Carbon Footprint

A free tool to calculate your carbon footprint, then personalized offsetting projects.

Ecologi

A subscription service that removes CO2e from the atmosphere and plants trees.

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”

Robert Swan, Author

WANT TO HAVE YOUR BUSINESS CERTIFIED?

If you too feel passionate about protecting our earth and have a business, think about getting certified and how you can make a difference at greenbusinessca.org

HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD?

We are always eager to uncover more sustainably focused organizations. Do you know of others not mentioned above? Please send us a message, we would love to see what else is out there. Or if you simply want to learn more or have a chat on eco-living, reach out!

Let’s Talk

You’ve got questions and we can’t wait to answer them.

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