Probably the most recognized element of green building is energy efficiency. Also beginning to capture attention, due to global climate concerns, is the efficient management of water. Both bring important savings to the homeowner while conserving important resources.
Energy consumption occurs during the construction, operation, and, indirectly, in the production of the materials that go into the home. A Green Built home reduces all these impacts. Energy efficient design and appliance selection can make the home up to 20% more efficient, reducing the homeowner’s operational utility expenses.
Green considerations include:
Today’s average home per capita daily water use is slightly over 64 gallons. Implementing water conservation measures can reduce this usage to 45 gallons or less.
Green Homes conserve water indoors and outdoors by: