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Contact: Ben Kaufman, Broker/Owner
Email: ben@greenworksrealty.com
Phone: 206.283.8181





KW GreenWorks In The News 2010

CNN Money.com
Green homes face a red light
By Les Christie, staff writer, March 10, 2010

Daily Journal of Commerce (Seattle edition)
Green homes outselling the rest of the market
By Ben J. Kaufman, KW GreenWorks, February 18, 2010

Ben Kaufman speaks at the 2010 Built Green Conference
Friday, March 12, 2010 / 3:15 pm "Making the Market: A Discussion of
Forces Driving Our Market". (Green Economy category)

Daily Journal of Commerce (Seattle edition)
Broker wants to make co-housing more mainstream
By Katie Zemtseff, Journal Staff Reporter, January 22, 2010

Daily Journal of Commerce (Seattle edition)
Report: mixed results for green home sales
By Katie Zemtseff, Journal Staff Reporter, January 19, 2010


KW GreenWorks Speaking Engagements

Ben Kaufman speaks at the 2010 Residential Buildings Integration Meeting
July 20-22, 2010 - Denver, Colorado. Cosponsored by the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Building America Program
Topic: What Motivates Key Market Players to Invest in Energy Efficiency | Emerging Trends In Green Real Estate

Ben Kaufman speaks at the 2010 "Community Energy Roadmap: Planning, Policy & Projects" Innovators Summit & Workshop
June 2-3, 2010 - Bellevue, Washington. Founded by Next Gen Today, Hosted by Puget Sound Energy
Panel Topic: Life After Implosion-The Future of Residential and Commercial Development

Ben Kaufman speaks at the 2010 Pacific Northwest Housing Summit
Thursday, March 18, 2010 / Morning breakout session, Seattle Center Northwest Rooms.
KW GreenWorks sponsored the Real Estate Barcamp that took place the following day.

Ben Kaufman speaks at the 2010 2010 Built Green Conference
Friday, March 12, 2010 / 3:15 pm "Making the Market: A Discussion of
Forces Driving Our Market". (Green Economy category)

Ben Kaufman speaks at the Appraisal Institute Fall Conference,
December 1, 2009

Ben Kaufman speaks at the Healthy Home Class - Built Green,
November 12, 2009

Ben Kaufman speaks at Real Estate Barcamp Seattle,
September 8, 2009

Ben Kaufman speaks at Transitions Idaho, June 17, 2009

Ben Kaufman speaks at the Healthy Home Class - Built Green, May 29, 2009

Ben Kaufman speaks at the O'Brien & Co Open House, May 29, 2009

Ben Kaufman speaks on two panels at the 2009 Built Green Conference held March 6, 2009. 1:30pm "Market Value of Green Certified Residential Properties" and at 3:15pm "Early Adopters: Taking Ourselves and Our Networks to the Next Level"

Ben Kaufman speaks at the Green Builder's Forum
June 21, 2007

Ben Kaufman speaks at the Built Green Expo 2007
March 13, 2007

Ben Kaufman speaks at the Healthy Homes, Healthy Planet
Oct 20- 22, 2006

Ben Kaufman speaks at the The Art of Community Northwest
Sept 10, 2006

Eva Otto speaks at the 3rd Annual Renewable Energy Fair
July 22, 2006

Ben Kaufman speaks at the Teton Green Building Conference 2005

Ben Kaufman and Eva Otto speak at Community Development event
at Phinney Neighborhood Association 2005

Ben Kaufman speaks at Built Green Conference in Seattle 2005

Ben Kaufman speaks at Built Green event in Seattle 2004


KW GreenWorks on the Radio

KUOW News, February 2, 2010
Green Retrofits, Deborah Wang

Tom Kelly Real Estate Show
Listing and Selling Green Homes
Ben Kaufman guest speaker in May 27, 2007

The Home Front, Tami Michaels Show
Ben Kaufman guest speaker on December 9, 2006

Tom Kelly Real Estate Show
Ben Kaufman guest speaker November 2006






News Archives

2009

New Zealand Business Council for Sustainable Development
Better Performing Homes for New Zealanders (PowerPoint Presentation)
By Peter Neilsen August 2009

Madison Park Times
"Green building still finds favor with buyers"
By Korte Brueckmann July 2009

Seattle Homes and Lifestyles Magazine
"Onward and Upward"
By Lindsey Rowe March 2009
"Find out how a growth in knowledge is driving the green building movement, and why builders and architects are more inclined to go green"

Ben Kaufman receives 2009 Built Green Pioneer Award
KW GreenWorks Founder and Broker/Owner Ben Kaufman was chosen as a recipient of the Built Green Pioneer Award. The presentation of the award was held the night before the 2009 Built Green Conference on March 5, 2009 at the Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle, WA.

The Built Green Pioneer Awards are designed to recognize people who have played an integral role in developing and maintaining the Built Green program. The Pioneer award is the most prestigious award offered by Built Green. Built Green says, "Without your time, energy, and support the program would not be the success that it is today - thank you!"

The Seattle Times
"Green building products used as a lure for homebuyers"
By Alex Veiga, The Associated Press, February 21, 2009

2008

The New York Times - Green Inc.
"Green Home Rating Systems"
By Kate Galbraith, October 31, 2008

Sustainable Industries
"Seattle mandates smaller homes"
By Charles Redell, October 30, 2008

Consumer Reports.org - Home & Garden
"Tip of the Day: Cut your heating bill, boost the value of your home"
By Gian Trotta, October 17, 2008

DJC Building Green Blog
"Study says green = a better value, quicker sale. Do you agree?"
By Katie Zemtseff, July 2, 2008

Daily Journal Of Commerce
"Research suggests sales advantage for green-certified homes in county"
By Katie Zemtseff, July 2, 2008

Seattle Real Estate News
"Green homes selling faster, for more"
By Aubrey Cohen, July 1, 2008

ECert Report
"New Green Homes Sell Faster With Higher Value"
KW GreenWorks analysis of environmentally-certified homes on Yahoo Finance

Fine Homebuilding
Making the Green-Building
By Sean Groom 2008

Seattle Homes & Lifestyes
"Green Grows Up"
By Michelle Feder May 2008

Puget Sound Business Journal
"Puget Sound financing industry latest to join green business frenzy"
Survey - Environmentally Certified Home Sales in King County & Seattle
By Kirsten Grind Friday, May 2, 2008

The Seattle Times
"Environmental ethos dictated building of Capitol Hill home"
By Colleen McBrinn Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Seattle Times
"Solar power in Seattle? It may not boost a home's price but can cut energy bills"
By Nancy Chaney Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Seattle Times
"The "many shades of green""
By Kirsten Orsini-Meinhard, April 19, 2008

Building Seattle Green
"Green Homes Sell Faster and Sell for more than comparables"
By Danielle Johnson, April 15, 2008

2007

The Seattle Times
The "many shades of green"
By Kirsten Orsini-Meinhard Saturday, September 22, 2007

The Seattle Times
Who says there is nothing new under the sun?
By Stacey Solie Saturday, September 22, 2007

The Seattle Times
Eco-makeovers | Older homes made energy efficient
By Jon Talton Saturday, September 22, 2007

The Seattle Times
What it means to live in a green home
By Nicole Tsong Saturday, September 15, 2007

HeraldNet
Getting 'green' getting easier
By Debra Smith Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Bellingham Herald
Modern home searches include green options
By Jessica Harbert Thursday, July 5, 2007

The Bellingham Herald
Homeowners are thinking green
By Caleb Heeringa Saturday, July 1, 2007

Seattle P-I
Going green can save the green
By Aubrey Cohen Saturday, June 30, 2007

KW GreenWorks Fuels Green Homes Market
Forbes
Yahoo! News
Market Watch
Thursday, June 28, 2007

This Old House
Buying and Selling Green
By Keith Pandolfi Jul/Aug 2007

Seattlepi.com
Realty and remodeling companies offering ways to fight global warming
By Aubrey Cohen June 25, 2007

Building Seattle Green, Blog
NWMLS is Going Green!
Moderator Danielle Johnson June 15, 2007

RISMedia
NWMLS Enables Database Searches of Listings With Green Design Features
June 13, 2007

Inhabitat
KW GreenWorks: Green House Hunters
By Jared February 10, 2007

Puget Sound Business Journal
Recognized As One of The
Largest Residential Real Estate Firms In The Puget Sound
February 2, 2007

2006

Puget Sound Business Journal
Green genes
Jeanne Lang Jones October 27, 2006

DJC.com
Shopping for green homes could be just a click away
Sam Bennett October 20, 2006

Seattlepi.com Blog
Building Seattle GREEN
GreenWorks Agent Danielle Johnson; Blog Moderator

2005

Wall Street Journal.com
Green Homes Catch On
by Annelena Lobb November 19, 2005

Realtor® Magazine
"Not just for tree huggers anymore"
October 1, 2005

Daily Journal of Commerce
"Real Estate Buzz: Developer wants to LEED with Residential"
by Marc Stiles 2005

"Time for Marketing and Sales People to Go Green"
by Ben Kaufman 2005

Sustainable Industries Journal
"Goats Get Busy Work at GreenWorks"
by Celeste LeCompte 2005

Evergreen Monthly
Green Lines Column
by Heather Nordell 2005

"We Kid You Not: Hard-hat Goats at Work"
Evergreen News
by Heather Nordell 2005

2004

"Green Team: The Human Side of Remodeling"
by Heather Nordell 2004

"Market Ripe for Green Homes"
by Ben Kaufman 2004

2002

"Real Estate Firm Grows Green in Seattle"
by Marc Stiles 2002