Hello from Newton, Massachusetts! We are a small real estate company with something to say. We have made the decision to do the right thing by becoming a more environmentally friendly company. First, we recognize the amount of change an individual can make by being more conscious of the world around us. As a company of individuals, we have even more influence—and we want put our full efforts towards having a positive effect in our community.

Second, like many of you, we are just beginning to learn what environmentally conscious choices and possibilities are out there. The new array of advice, web sites, ‘green’ products and ‘eco’ services is overwhelming. There are so many questions. Who is trustworthy? Where are the facts best represented? What do all the new eco-labels mean? And how do we compare, to make sure our choices truly make the least environmental impact?

As we sort out answers, we want to share our journey with you. When we figure out choices and decisions that work, you’ll share them with us.

We also think you’ll be interested in seeing how a small company makes the leap into being more environmentally conscious. And, we think you’ll like watching how a we, as a real estate business, translate being green into everyday challenges of assessing, selling, and representing homes. How will being green effect our services? Will it effect who we represent? And of much interest: how will our customers react?

We’ve begun by trying to define our shared values, in conjuncton with reading some research out there.  We also want to know what doing the right thing means when you work for profit.

Please follow us on this journey in finding out what works and what doesn't work and how going green can be made of many small steps but all of those small steps will eventually get us somewhere.

-Your Team At Preservation Properties