Studies show that homeowners are more attune to green living than ever before. Recent consumer preference surveys indicate that energy-efficient features top homebuyer wish lists. Green building, also called sustainable design and development, is the practice of using healthier and more resource-efficient techniques. Today, it's much more than the original understanding of simply incorporating recycled materials into a home. Green building focuses on five key areas: sustainable site development, water savings, energy-efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
In addition to environmental benefits, green building has potential economic and social benefits, such as reduced operating costs, improved occupant productivity, minimized strain on local infrastructure and improved overall quality of life. When it comes to green building, the options can be endless and confusing. We can help you figure out what matters most to you.