WHAT IS GREEN HOME BUILDING?
"Green Building" has many definitions, each depending on your source. While various groups involved in the "Green Building" movement have defined it differently, most agree it is made up of these three components:
- Energy Use
- Impact on the Environment
- Indoor Air Quality
Building green means incorporating environmental considerations and resource efficiency into every step of the home building and land development process to minimize environmental impact. That means that during the design, construction, and operation of a home, the home's overall impact on the environment is taken into account.
|GREEN BUILD GRAND TRAVERSE
Green Build Grand Traverse is a voluntary program to educate the public and encourage builders to use technologies, products and practices that:
- Provide greater energy efficiency
- Provide healthier indoor and outdoor air quality
- Provide resource efficiency
To meet our present need for sustainable housing and to provide affordable, healthy, durable and comfortable housing without compromising the resources of future generations.
GREEN BUILD GRAND TRAVERSE