Galt Sustainable specializes in green/sustainable real estate and design. Our goal is to promote a change in the real estate industry towards practices that improve the health of people and the environment.
If you’re looking for a new home or location for your business, we can help you evaluate the sustainable features and the potential cost savings of your future property.
Even if your property isn’t currently green, we can help you design and implement strategies that will improve indoor environmental quality (IEQ), reduce your carbon footprint, increase water efficiency, reduce heat island effects, support durability, and more.
Sustainability measures are an excellent financial decision for homeowners, proprietors, and investors. Improving efficiency, IEQ, and durability will save you money in energy costs, medical bills, and property maintenance. For rental property owners and rehab specialists this can mean reduced operating expenses, diminished repair costs, improved tenant satisfaction, and enhanced resale value.
Zia Galt LEED Green Associate, ID B.S.
Sustainable Interior Designer, Investor, Digital Media
Interior Design is an Art that I take very seriously, and have observed the way we interact with interiors for the past 10 years. I believe green features and universal design positively impact occupant health, ensuring comfort, limiting costs, and improving marketability. It has been proven that green homes sell for 5%-10% more on average, than those that are not (National Associate on Realtors, Green Resource Council). I am an Interior Designer, BS. I have studied diverse interior design aspects including the history from which we have derived ‘green’ features. It wasn’t until the industrial revolution that the industry changed, making these features less critical to booming populations that didn’t understand or value sustainability. Even today, new buildings featuring energy savings aren’t necessarily green as the products used are being imported long distances, wasting materials, incurring excessive costs, increasing carbon emissions and VOC off-gassing, and ultimately contradicting the energy saving features. Additional aspects I have studied include lighting, human proximity, and the way we interact with interiors and exteriors. My main goal is to provide a space that is functional for all generations without wasting materials, time, or expense.