Real Estate Agent Cissy McAndrew, Grant County Green realtor Award
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Sustainable Green Design and Construction

It's only natural in Silver City and Grant County -  after all, New Mexico, with year-round sunshine, was one of the first states to adopt alternative construction building codes.

Readily available are nationally marketed high-tech appliances and construction materials, locally manufactured adobes, small diameter wood products from the Gila National Forest, hand-made ceramic tiles, standing seam metal roofs with integrated solar photo-voltaic film or panels, and eco-friendly products through licensed contractors and certified building professionals.

Energy use and costs are among the most important considerations for your home ownership. EcoBroker is an education and certification program for real estate professionals who care about the environment and want to promote energy-efficient and "green" features in homes and buildings.


Weather - Gentle Seasons

Plenty of sun and few very hot or very cold days gives Grant County an ideal year-round climate. A part of the sunny southwest, there is just enough of a Fall and Winter to assure us four gentle seasons, with blazing fall foliage and — at least occasionally — a little snow to frame our spectacular views.

Along with the moderate, mild and dry climate (averaging 15-30 percent humidity) and 6,000-foot elevation, highly efficient active solar electric generation or water heating, passive solar heating, natural lighting, ventilation, and evaporative cooling systems are the norm.


Green Building - Perfect!

State and federal tax credits, along with utility buy-back programs for renewable energy production, have made green building components cost effective with reasonable simple payback periods—well within the useful life of the equipment/ building. Silver City’s new Land Use Code will help the community protect historically significant structures … guiding the owner’s toward maintaining and restoring architectural features as they are retrofitting for improved energy performance and comfort. Educational seminars, hands-on training and community resource guides are also becoming available.

Recycle and Locally Grown

Curbside recycling of aluminum cans, corrugated cardboard, glass, magazines, newspapers, tin, and #1 & 2 plastics is available within the city limits, with transfer drop-off stations located throughout the county.

A regional transit bus system, bicycle paths, green space, hiking trails and ongoing comprehensive planning efforts are promoting a pedestrian-friendly community.

Locally grown produce is available at the farmers market (May-October), with grass-feed meats, health foods, herbal remedies are available year round, and in a variety of downtown shops.

Cissy, Walking Her Talk

As printed in Silver City Life:

After a vast search of the west, Cissy McAndrew found Silver City, and the mantra, "build community, respect culture" came to her. She's been living it since. A certified fundraiser, Cissy has developed an extensive and diversified network of friends and resources. Her participation over the years on committees including the Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo, Copper Cowbells, Freeport McMoRan Community Partnership Panel, Habitat for Humanity, Gila Regional Medical Center Collaborative Council, Women of the Moose, Grant County Prospectors, and PNM Energy Efficiency Advisory Group (to name a few) enables her to unify the community by sharing first-hand knowledge across the region.

Not only is Cissy an award-winning real estate agent, she is also the only certified EcoBroker® and GREEN Realtor® in southwest New Mexico. Energy efficiency and renewable technologies are a way of life for Cissy. Previously the Executive Director of the Southwest New Mexico Green Chamber of Commerce and she practices range management and recycling, which extends to her goats, as they recycle produce waste into quality fertilizer.

In support of her community, Cissy practices triple-bottom-line decision-making: think local, buy local, and invest local. You are likely to bump into her at one of the locally owned businesses, the Farmer's Market or Single Socks. "It's all about personal relationships," she says. She even pays her utility bills in person (although those bills are much lower with her new solar array).

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