Take small steps to make a big difference
Making simple changes, like replacing your light bulbs with ENERGY STAR compact fluorescents (CFLs), conserving water, or incorporating green building design in the plans of your new home, save you money and help the environment. Small efforts can make a big difference.
What is a Green Building?
A green building:
• operates energy efficiently
• conserves water
• is comfortable, safe and healthy
• is durable and maintainable with minimal environmental impact
• indoor air quality
Energy efficiency can mean a right-sized HVAC unit or a geothermal system.
Using engineered lumber and OVE cuts the amount of wood required for a house.
Correct installation is critical no matter what kind of insulation is used.
Attention to design and site selection are essential for efficient solar energy.
Whether the water heater has a tank or is tankless, it can be green.
Bamboo and finished concrete both mean sustainability and durability.