Although the term "green building" is relatively new, I've been an environmentally conscious builder since the mid 1970s, when I started a business building solar greenhouses and sunrooms in eastern Rhode Island. My original one-man enterprise has since expanded into three separate but closely linked companies: RemodelWrights, a design-build green remodeling business; SolarWrights, which installs solar electric and solar domestic hot water systems; and Earth Friendly Homes, which designs and builds new custom homes.

I'm strongly committed to environmental building, but I'm also a businessman. I've found that positioning myself as a green builder is a sound business strategy as well as a way to do work that I feel good about.

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