What is a Green Building?

What is a Green Building?

Sustainable or “green building” design and construction is the opportunity to use our resources more efficiently while creating healthier and more energy-efficient homes. Although there is no magic formula, success comes in the form of leaving a lighter footprint on the environment through conservation of resources, while at the same time balancing energy-efficient, cost-effective, low-maintenance products  for our construction needs. Click here to learn more about Green Building Guiding Principles. In other words, green design involves finding the delicate balance between homebuilding and the sustainable environment.



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