What is Green Building?

As defined by the Environmental Protection agency (EPA), green building - also know as high performance building - is "the practice of creating structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource efficient".

The Benefits of Green Building

  • More Comfort: Fewer Drafts, better airflow, and less moisture greatly improve occupant comfort.
  • Better Health: cleaner air, less mold, and better building materials create healthier spaces for homeowners.
  • Lower Operating Costs: Incorporating high efficiency fixtures and appliances can cut utility bills up to 30%.
  • Fewer Problems: a stronger, better build home means less problems down the line for homeowners and fewer headaches for builders.
  • Higher Value: high performance features increase home value and the overall lifetime of a home.
  • A Better Planet: green buildings conserve natural resources, reduce waste, and protect natural ecosystems.

Some of the key considerations of green buildings include...

  • Energy 
  • Water 
  • Lot Choice
  • Site Development 
  • Health & Indoor Air Quality
  • Materials
  • Disaster Mitigation 
  • Renewable Energy