Benefits of Building Green | New Homes Market Center

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) states the green building offers the following benefits:

  • Reduced operating costs by increasing productivity
  • 30% energy savings
  • 30%-50% water savings
  • Improved public and occupant health due to improved indoor air quality
  • Reduced environmental impacts

USGBC is also able to show that productivity in green buildings is significantly higher. Better lighting – either high performance task lighting or natural daylight, dramatically improves productivity. And, having more individualized temperature controls, also leads to productivity benefits.

Why Going Green is Important

According to the Global Green Organization, typical building construction, use, and demolition, as well as the manufacturing of building materials, contribute significantly to environmental problems. In the United States, they state that buildings account for:

  • 36% of total energy use
  • 65% of electricity consumption
  • 30% of greenhouse gas emissions
  • 30% of raw materials use
  • 30% of waste output (equal to 136 million tons annually)
  • 12% of potable water consumption
  • A typical 1700 sq. ft wood frame home requires the equivalent of clear cutting one-acre of forest

The decision to go Green is much easier when reviewing all the benefits. If you’re interested in building a green home, we can help. Simply tell us a little about what you have in mind. Get started

Green buildings are financially beneficial

In terms of energy savings alone, they have a dramatic impact on the cost of operating a building. And today, green buildings can be built for the same amount as conventional buildings on a first cost basis.

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