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1. What is a Green Home?
Energy efficiency, health, and comfort all are hallmarks of a green house. Such properties often are called high performance, eco-friendly or energy efficient homes. While some homes are certified as green by housing or environmental industry groups, properties don’t necessarily have to carry a label to be considered green. What all such homes have in common is a desire by its owners to live in a property that incorporates systems and features that lower utility bills, improve health and comfort, and minimize the impact on the planet.
2. New homes
Newly constructed homes are being built to high standards that embrace green principles. Many builders now take a scientific, whole-building approach to ensure that a property’s design, layout and systems work in concert to create a functional, comfortable setting that addresses environmental concerns.
3. Greening Existing Homes
There’s a vast array of Green Upgrades for achieving greater efficiency.
They include small, inexpensive upgrades, like installing low-flow water faucets, energy efficient light bulbs, and programmable thermostats.
Installing Energy efficiency in home features like appliances, water faucets, lighting, heating, cooling and water-heating systems. Installing high-performance windows and well-insulated walls, floors, and attics.
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In addition, less visible elements, such as efficient insulation and air sealing, create a more comfortable, less drafty interior environment.
And bigger, more costly projects–high-efficiency furnaces, solar panels, and triple-pane windows, for example–often provide larger financial and environmental gains.
4. Green Fixtures
When you’re looking at a home with green features, here’s a short checklist of considerations:
Energy efficiency in home features like appliances, water faucets, lighting, heating, cooling and water-heating systems.
Efficient building envelopes with high- performance windows and well-insulated walls, floors, and attics.
Non-toxic building materials and finishes, such as recycled or renewable woods and low- and zero-VOC (volatile organic compound) paints and sealants.
A landscape featuring native plants that thrive without chemical fertilizers or excessive watering.
Location efficiency, meaning a community where public transportation and the needs of daily life are accessible without a car.
Learn more: EnergyStar.gov. National Association of Homebuilders, www.NAHB.org. US Green Building Council, www.USGBC.org.