Market Brief: Green Homes are Better Homes
|Published on||1 Jan 2012|
Conventionally-built homes can be designed and constructed simply or lavishly, and are required to provide at least the minimum amenities, comfort and systems as prescribed by local construction codes. In most cases, minimal time and effort is spent addressing the impact that the home will have on the homeowner’s pocketbook from inefficient use of water and energy. Still less time is spent addressing the health and quality of indoor air, the home’s interactions with local and regional ecosystems, and the home’s potential impact on the local economy through locally-sourced materials. A properly planned, designed and built green home address all of these areas, thus making green homes more desirable places to live, and more desirable structures for governments to promote.