[ Green Home Characteristics ]
What is a Green Home?
In today’s world, more and more people are looking for ways to reduce their impact on the environment while improving their quality of life. One solution to this is to build or retrofit a “green home” – a facility designed to meet higher standards of sustainability and resource efficiency than traditional homes.
To achieve this goal, it’s important to work with a custom home builder who has experience and expertise in green home construction. Third-party and independent verifications are typically required to ensure that the construction meets or exceeds green home standards. This verification process serves as the basis for green home certifications and provides valuable information to homeowners on building materials and choices.
There are several organizations that have developed codes and standards for green home building and development, such as the National Green Building Standard (NGBS) developed by the National Association of Home Builders. Certification from these organizations indicates that the home is built or remodeled to higher standards of sustainability and efficiency.
By working with a custom home builder and following green home standards, homeowners can create healthier, more cost-effective, and environmentally responsible living spaces.