What is Green Building?

Green building is a catch-all phrase used to describe environmentally friendly construction. It includes many different aspects of the home, from planting shade trees to save energy to installing water efficient plumbing. But, while green building is driven by a desire to reduce the environmental impact of your home, it's also good for you.

 

Green homes consider your pocketbook. They cost less to heat, cool and maintain, and -

if you ever decide to sell - they're usually worth more.

 

Green homes consider your health. Because they're built to minimize chemicals, mold and other harmful substances,

they protect you and your family from exposure.

 

Green homes are quality homes. They're built for durability, so they require less maintenance.

 

The Central New Mexico Green Building Initiative is committed to promoting sustainable, comfortable and affordable homes.

 

 

Why Build a Green Home?

 

ENERGY SAVINGS  

Because of increased energy efficiency, you'll save thousands of dollars over the life of your home.

 

WATER SAVINGS  

By installing high efficiency plumbing fixtures and appliances, a family can reduce its water use by
up to one third.

 

HEALTHIER HOME  

Green homes feature superior indoor air quality, which improves their overall livability. Green builders

reduce pollutants such as chemicals and mold, and improve ventilation so your family can breathe easier.

 

PEACE OF MIND  

Green homes are built with the environment in mind. From energy and water efficiency, to reduced

construction waste and  the use of renewable materials, you can take pride in the fact that your

home has less negative impact on the environment.