August 2009

Green for Green

Green for Green


We are delighted to have been a major part of Anna Prior’s 8/24/2009 personal property article in the Wall Street Journal entitled “Green for Green.”  Anna sourced us extensively and we applaud yesterday’s piece as it provides a solid primer for the green real estate finance programs that exist today.  While far from comprehensive, this piece is a must read for all parties interested in Energy Efficient Mortgage and Green Real Estate Investment. 

myEnergyLoan is discussed in the Cutting Your Rate section of the article and is clearly the most innovative and authentic incentive program listed in the article.  As our readers know, is the leading website and clearinghouse for the EEM, the EIM and green real estate financing in general.

EcoBroker Kirk Fox

EcoBroker Kirk Fox




Kirk is a licensed Illinois Realtor®, working primarily with clients looking for “green” homes in Chicago. His background as a Lawyer and a Mortgage Broker has served him well in his real estate career. Kirk is the first certified Ecobroker agent in Chicago and he has been featured in Realtor Magazine, WGN Television, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine and The Wall Street Journal discussing what makes a a home sustainable and the marketing of “green” homes.  He is currently working with Helios Realty and Development helping buyers in Chicago find true green properties.

He also runs a local independent record label Big Blast Records, created the popular monthly Green Room Sessions and was the music director for the Chicago Green Festival.

Kirk Fox
Certified EcoBroker Realtor
Helios Green Realty
Helios Real Living

New USGBC Headquarters LEED certification

We salute the the USGBC. This organizition is making such a tremendous difference to the green building market that it is possible to say green building would not be what it is without the USGBC. We salute you, USGBC, and we thank you for the positive and progessive leadership in this critical environmental space.