Julie Jacobson

Julie Jacobson is a real estate agent for Redfin and an expert on green homes. She applies her 17 years of real estate experience while teaching classes and writing articles on green homes and sustainable living. She is also a LEED Green Associate, a Certified Green Real Estate Professional and the Vice-Chair of the San Fernando Valley branch of the U.S. Green Building Council in Los Angeles. Julie is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and holds an MBA from the University of Southern California.

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What You Need to Know Before Adding Solar Panels to Your Home

Adding solar panels to your home can significantly reduce your utility bills, increase the value of your home and lessen your carbon footprint!

How to Create Drought-Tolerant Curb Appeal

Environmentally-friendly ways to improve the look of your home.

6 Ways to Conserve Water in Your Home and Garden

With a few simple changes, you can reduce your use by as much as 30 percent, according to Water Sense, a division of the Environmental Protection Agency.

15 Tips to Make Your Home More Green

Imagine a world where every home is powered by the sun. Where every raindrop waters the yard, even on dry days. Where trash is turned into fertilizer, which is used to grow produce. This isn’t science fiction; it can be done today. Here are 15 things you can do to lessen your home’s impact on the environment.

Go Green & Get Green: Tax Rebates and Incentives for Green Home Improvements

Sure, Jessica Alba and Gisele Bundchen are doing it, but you don’t have to be a millionaire to make your home green. Most people know that green homes reduce energy bills, but many aren’t aware of the tax breaks and incentives that can ease the upfront costs of home improvements. So what exactly is a green home, and most importantly, how can you pay for it?

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