SOURCE: Robin Zollinger Inc.

September 27, 2007 13:07 ET

Live Well. Buy Well. Sell Well... One Household at a Time

SANTA FE, NM--(Marketwire - September 27, 2007) - From a community that's long been in the forefront of sustainability comes a new way for people to identify "green" homes for sale in Santa Fe, rural New Mexico, and some international locations. offers a "vetted" list of properties that were built with the well being of the planet in mind.

Although it has a national audience, the site is particularly useful to those already living in the area, those interested in buying a second home in an ecologically minded area, and local realtors searching for homes that meet their clients' desires for a lifestyle consistent with their environmental principles.

New Mexicans have a reputation for experimenting with rammed earth houses, straw bale construction, tire walls, and Rastra® (a lightweight insulated polymer building product). With its abundant sunshine and wind, and less-than-abundant water, the state actively promotes the use of solar power, wind energy, drip irrigation, xeriscaping, and water recycling.

The properties on feature a wide-range of energy-efficient and water-conserving options, from passive solar to trombe walls, from simple rainwater catchment to permaculture, and from low-E glass to cellulose insulation. Some properties are truly on the edge and off the grid. Others are newly built with the requirements for LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in mind.

Santa Fe realtor Robin Zollinger, a certified Eco-Broker® trained in energy and environmental issues, created the site as a resource for the community. "I wanted to make it easier for people who care about the environment to locate truly 'green' homes. Right now, just about anyone can call a property 'green,' even if all they have are adobe walls," she explains.

The site also features a community calendar of environmental events, lists of providers who specialize in "green" products and services, suggestions for "green living," and information on special tax incentives for green construction. Zollinger hopes that low-price listing fees will subsidize the cost of maintaining the site and turning it into a true community resource.

Contact Information

  • For more information, to submit a listing, or to request a link as a "green
    service," contact:
    Robin Zollinger
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