Green Building is more than solar panels on your roof and a wind turbine in your yard. It’s updating your windows or adding spray foam to your attic to help with heating and cooling. Green Building is making items in your home more energy efficient to help save homeowners money.
The definition of Green Building according to the National Association of Home Builders is:
High-performance buildings are designed and constructed to incorporate environmental considerations and resource efficiency into every step of the home building and land development process with the goal to minimize the home's environmental impact. Green building is a practical response to a variety of issues that affect all of us — like increasing energy prices, waning water resources and changing weather patterns.
Here are a few "GREEN" improvements you can do to your home that will start saving you money as soon as they are installed.:
* If you need to replace your gas water heater consider going tank less.
* If you need new windows go with insulated low E Glass.
* If you are replacing a toilet go with a low flow unit that can flush using less than a gallon.
* If your attic insulation is in need of upgrade consider more fiberglass insulation or open
cell spray foam.
* If you need a new thermostat replace it with a programmable one.
Also, some lenders have special loans for green built/upgraded homes and you can actually qualify for better mortgage rates if you build green
Being “Green” is about reducing the monthly operating cost of your home and/or office. We want to help you save money by not paying it to the utility companies.
What’s the next step?
For more information about Green Building please call us at (205) 769-9967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information and set up an appointment with us to meet with you.