What is a Green Home? Why Should I Invest?

A “green home,” simply, is a house built or remodeled to conserve energy and water, improve indoor air quality, use sustainable and recyclable materials, and produce less waste. The benefits of owning or building a green home include lower utility bills, such as water, gas, and electricity, a smaller carbon footprint, improved air quality (for better occupant health), and an improved resale value.   Most homeowners justify installing green features in their new or remodeled home by measuring the payback period—the length of time it may take for the savings from a project to justify the upfront cost. Additionally, financing …

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