Charlotte Realtor Joshua Drown

Joshua Drown

REALTOR®, Broker

Allen Tate Company


For the average homeowner it can be very challenging to stay up to date with all of the latest developments in alternative energy. As a National Association of REALTORS® Green Designee and member of the U.S. Green Building Council's North Carolina Chapter, Joshua Drown is passionate about sustainable living, so he has done the research for you. Below you will find links to some of his favorite resources separated into two categories: Getting Started & Going Deeper.




You want to consume less, get more energy efficient, or just save some money.


U.S. Green Building Council's Green Home Guide. Connection to great ideas and advice for your home, and to green professionals in your area.


The Daily Green. Products and tips for energy efficient green homes.


Energy Star. Helping businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency.


Earth 911. Save time, money, and resources with innovative ideas.


Green Building Advisor. Source for building, designing, and remodeling green homes.




You want to learn about the science and the issues, get involved, or make a difference.


The Climate Reality Project. A group dedicated to unleashing a global cultural movement demanding action on the climate crisis. Grassroots organization building a global movement to solve the climate crisis, through online campaigns and mass public actions coordinated by a global network active in almost 200 countries.


No Impact Project. A group that uses entertainment, education and group action to engage people in the quest for ways of living that connect individual happiness with service to community and habitat.

Going Green



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The mission of USGBC North Carolina is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.



• Since the resources of our planet are finite, as builders, facility managers, architects, designers, engineers, civic leaders, and community advocates, it is our role to safeguard those resources.


• We have a responsibility - indeed an obligation to equally weigh the costs and benefits of our work to the environment, the economy and the community.


• We want the development of our community to represent the values of the represented institutions while responsibly managing the resources shared by all.

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