Why Build Green, Energy Efficient Homes?

Home Energy October 31, 2013 Print Friendly and PDF

 Reviewed and Revised on 10/31/2013


Planning for Energy Efficiency and "Green"

Why Build Green?  

When you build a high performance, green and energy efficient home, you get the benefits of greater comfort,  lower utility bills, and a healthy home -- all while feeling good about doing your part for the environment and your community. Green homes also:

  • Reduce the dependence on non-renewable energy in your community
  • Improve air and water quality
  • Reduce waste streams
  • Conserve and restore natural resources  
  • Minimize strain on local infrastructure
  • Improve overall quality of life

For more information on the many benefits of building a green and energy-efficient home, visit EPA Green Homes, Building America and Energy Star.

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