With real world evidence mounting every day that global climate change is indeed real, the flow toward adopting “green” strategies in every business (and our personal lives) is approaching flood stage.

The way in which we build, buy and sell our homes, representing one of the nations largest economic engines, is in many ways leading the way toward a greener future. California has been in the forefront of this new movement, for a number of reasons. With a recent history of higher than national average energy prices, brownouts and rolling blackouts, this should come as no surprise.

Here’s an article that explains some aspects of the recent trend in building and residential real estate, including the emergence of a whole new type of real estate professional, the Eco Broker.