Why build sustainable?

Most people don’t realize that their cars are not the big polluter in the family, its the house!  

An inefficient house is not only expensive and wasteful to run but also typically uncomfortable and drafty.

There is a better way!

Did you know:

  • In the United States buildings are responsible for nearly 40 percent of national CO2 emissions.  That’s even higher then the entire transportation sector at 34 percent.
  • Buildings also use 41 percent of all energy consumed in the US.
  • It is estimated that 8,000 pounds of waste comes from building the average 2000 square foot house. The EPA reports that 170 million tons of construction and demolition debris are created every year in the US
  • A U.S Geological survey reports that “buildings use about 14 percent of all potable water [15 trillion gallons a year]”  Green buildings use about 15 percent less.
  • The US Green Building Counsel Reports that “Between 2015 and 2018, LEED – certified buildings, [green buildings], in the united states are estimated to have $1.2 billion in energy savings , $149.5 million in water savings, $715.2 in maintenance savings and $54.2 million in waste savings.”
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