Help us educate homeowners about the connection between their homes and reducing their environmental impact.
Ask most homeowners how they can decrease the environmental impact of their home, and they’re likely to think of switching out light bulbs and taking out the recycling. While these are helpful activities, it takes more than switching out light bulbs to make your home green. By approaching a house as a system, homeowners can have a much bigger impact. Help us educate homeowners about these important aspects of a green home:
*Energy Efficiency: including lighting, insulation, and heating and cooling.
*Resource Conservation: including materials with recycled content or sustainably harvested materials.
*Indoor Air Quality: including materials with minimal toxic gasses and optimal ventilation.
*Water Conservation: including low-flow fixtures, green roofs, and water catchment systems.
*Community: including closeness of public transportation, parks, and amenities.
When implemented holistically, these strategies not only increase homeowner comfort and health, they also serve to preserve our environment for future generations by conserving natural resources, reducing greenhouse gases, and protecting air and water quality. Help us spread the word, teach homeowners to go green, and protect our environment!
1. Many people don’t realize that homes produce over 20% of our country’s total greenhouse gas emissions.
2. Green building practices can reduce energy use by 30%, carbon emissions by 35%, and water use by up to 50%.
3. Outreach and education are crucial to increase demand for green homes and a greener building industry.
4. Help us show homeowners how to cost-effectively save resources and create healthier indoor environments in their homes. www.BuildItGreen.org