Should You Go Green?

Does a Green Home makes sense for you?

The benefits to a green home are twofold—first they are better for the environment, yourself, and your family and, second, they save you money over the life of the home.

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Green homes can offer significant financial benefits such as:

* Proper insulation and air sealing will keep your heating and cooling costs lower, while efficient windows, appliances, lighting, and other household equipment will lower your electricity bills.

* Green homes are built with high-quality building materials so they are more durable and require fewer repairs.

* As the market demand continues to rise for green homes, investing in a green home now can mean increased value in the future.

Green homes often include the following additional benefits

* Health benefits: Green homes use toxin-free building materials, utilize natural ventilation, and have fewer problems with mold and mildew, just to name a few.

* Environmentally friendly: Green homes use less energy than comparable standard homes. Often, green homes use alternative energy sources, reducing dependence on conventional energy sources.

* Use fewer natural resources: Green building uses fewer natural resources, and many of the materials used have recycled contents, keeping with the “resource conservation” green principle.