Green Home Characteristics
How Do You Define a Green Home?
Although the industry has not yet settled on a fixed definition, there are certain key elements commonly found in green homes. A partial lists includes:
- Water Efficiency
- Energy Efficiency
- Resource Conservation
- Improved Indoor Air Quality
- Environmentally Responsible Construction Processes
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A green home or building is one that minimizes environmental impact while maximizing design, energy and material resource efficiency.
Green building uses healthier, more resource-efficient materials and processes in construction, renovation, operation and maintenance.
Collectively these factors can lead to a healthier and more prosperous lifestyle. Committing to a green home is committing to a higher quality of life for you, your family, your community, and the world.
Standard Building StatisticsThe U.S. Green Building Council cites research that reports Buildings in the United States Account For:
- 39% of All Energy Use
- 38% of All Carbon Dioxide Emissions
- 30% of All Waste Output
- 14% of All Potable Water Use
Green Building StatisticsResearch by LEED and other organizations on the benefits of green building reports that Green Buildings Can:
- Reduce Energy Consumption 24% to 50%
- Reduce CO2 Emissions 33% to 39%
- Reduce Solid Waste 70%
- Reduce Water Use 40%
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