The Core Basics of Being Green
It is not enough to build a home with energy efficiency in mind. For a building to be green, it is important to consider all parts of the construction, including the home and occupants, as well as the indoor and outdoor environments. We believe that there are six core basics to green building.
- Energy Efficiency
- Resource & Material Efficiency
- Water Efficiency
- Indoor Air Quality
- Site Planning
- Occupant Education
Is Your House Sick?
Because people spend most of their lives indoors, it is important that the air that they are breathing is of good quality.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers indoor air quality to be the most significant environmental problem facing us today, because they estimate that about 30% of new buildings have significant indoor air quality problems.
If a house is not ventilated properly, it cannot breathe, and therefore begins to expose residents to various indoor pollutants and health problems.