Today’s market is competitive. Want an edge? Building certified Built Green® homes can help you stand out in the crowd of builders as consumes are looking at operating costs, their home’s health and resale value along with reducing environmental impacts.
You care about customer satisfaction and the quality of your work. The Built Green® program gives builders and contractors a certification process for homes and also educational and networking opportunities to keep you on the cutting edge of the homebuilding industry.
Built Green® promotes construction of buildings that are healthier for the occupants and healthier for the environment. Sustainable or “green” building practices can reduce the tremendous impact that building has on both people and nature. Better energy efficiency means long term savings for the homeowner. Healthier indoor air means comfort, better health and peace of mind for the family. Durable reduced maintenance building materials mean a longer life for the home. Preserving natural resources means leaving more for future generations to enjoy.
Informing and educating home buyers on the value of a home that meets Built Green® standards are one of the primary undertakings of the program. An informed buyer will recognize the value of greater energy efficiency, healthier indoor air, reduced water usage, and improved comfort. Sustainable building practices go beyond energy and water conservation, resource efficient building materials and superior indoor environmental quality. Some of the key benefits are:
Lower fuel/energy and water costs
Efficient use of building materials
Enhanced health and productivity
Long-term economic returns
Reduced environmental impact
Built Green homes have less of an environmental impact than traditionally built homes because, by design, they conserve water, energy and other natural resources, they are energy efficient, and use recycled or renewable products and materials. Green building materials and products are often made from recycled content thus reducing the need and energy to extract new materials. They are resource efficient and produce less waste than typical products and have a longer life-cycle requiring less maintenance. Materials are also less toxic and renewable or replaceable within a period of time.