Millions of Americans each year hope to achieve the dream of owning their own home. The National Association of Home Builders estimates that construction takes place for over 1.8 million homes each year. If you’re in the home building or home rennovation business, consider adding energy efficient and sustainable building practices to the homes you are working on.
Why should builders care about environmentally friendly homes? Sustainable homes protect the environment by utilizing energy efficient practices. Less impact on the earth makes it a better place for all living creatures that we share the environment with! Once great way to improve a home’s efficiency is with Energy Star products. Energy Star represents energy efficiency and approves and rates new residential homes, commercial facilities, and over 40 product types as energy efficient. Some of the most common Energy Star products are home appliances, lighting, office equipment, and cooling and heating devices.
Energy Star homes are dwelling that are substantially more energy efficient than other homes. Energy Star Homes are at least 20% more efficient and can save owners hundreds of dollars every year in energy costs while helping to reduce damage t the environment.
WasteCare Wants You to Remember: Whether you’re building or renovating homes, consumers are looking to save money. Energy Star products and design can help to do that. It’s a win-win situation for you and the buyer!