10 Things to Look for in a Green Contractor

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Green seems to be all the rage these days, from businesses adopting new environmentally friendly strategies to the green-tinted peacock logo while you're watching a sitcom on NBC. But at its heart, the green movement is an important and vital way to help save and sustain the environment. Nowhere is this more important than with new buildings and renovations, as there's no substitute for starting things off right.

Still, how do you go about getting a "green" building built? How will you know if you're making the right choices? The first step is to find a green contractor -- a person who will help guide you through the ins and outs of the green construction business, someone you can trust with your vision. If you're looking to get into your first real green construction adventure, then read on for some important qualities (and certifications) to look for in your contractor.