Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Green Contract with the Consumer

1. Contract with Consumer

    1. Include type of certification sought and appendix with all requirements.
    2. Have consumer initial all pages and sign off.
    3. Do not promise what you can’t deliver.
    4. Installation is on builder but can have indemnity agreement with subcontractor.
    5. Failure to install properly can invalidate manufacturer’s warranties.
    6. Designate who is responsible for rebates
    7. Can always provide a warranty for your workmanship.
    8. Include suggested guidelines for performance, but do not guarantee performance.
    9. Spell out homeowner’s responsibilities to ensure performance.
    10. Include change orders for a greater than ten percent increase in the cost of materials.
    11. Include the right to substitute like materials if a given item is no longer available.