Going Going Green
We are Certified Green Professional. Green homes incorporate environmental considerations and resource efficiency into every step of the building and development process to minimize environmental impact. The design, construction, and operation of a home must focus on energy and water efficiency, resource efficient building design and materials, indoor environmental quality, and must take the home's overall impact on the environment into account. However, many of the processes and technologies that go into a green home happen behind the scenes and behind the walls. What can a homebuyer look for?
Look for an NAHB Research Center Certified certificate, the homeowner's guarantee that the home was built according to one of the levels of green outlined in either the ICC 700-2008 National Green Building Standard or the NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines.
Many of Our Services correlate with going Certified Green.
The built environment has a profound impact on our natural environment, economy, health, and productivity. In the United States alone, buildings account for: 72% of electricity consumption • 39% of energy use • 38% of all carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions • 40% of raw materials use • 30% of waste output (136 million tons annually) • 14% of potable water consumption
Benefits of Green Building
Environmental benefits include: Enhance and protect ecosystems and biodiversity • Improve air and water quality • Reduce solid waste • Conserve natural resources
Economic benefits include: Reduce operating costs • Enhance asset value and profits • Improve employee productivity and satisfaction • Optimize life-cycle economic performance
Health and community benefits include: Improve air, thermal, and acoustic environments • Enhance occupant comfort and health • Minimize strain on local infrastructure • Contribute to overall quality of life