What Is Green Building?
Green Buildings are sited, designed, constructed and operated to enhance the well-being of occupants and to minimize negative impact on the community and natural environment.
•Provide a healthier and more comfortable environment
•Improve long-term economic performance
•Incorporate energy and water efficient technologies
•Use recycled content materials in their construction
•Reduce construction and demolition waste
•Bring higher resale value
•Are landscaped for water and energy efficiency
•Include renewable energy technologies
•Improve indoor air quality
•Reduce environmental impact
•Are easier to maintain & built to last
With most of us spending more than 80% of our time indoors, Green Building is the healthy, common sense choice for a better life. As it stands now in traditional construction, the quality of our indoor environment is often far more polluted than outdoors due to various building materials, inadequate lighting, and a variety of other variables. According to EPA reports, the air in new homes can be up to ten times more polluted than outside air due to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other chemicals used in product manufacturing. Contrarily, homes that follow green building guidelines use healthier paints and building materials, and adhere to stricter gas emission and ventilation requirements improving the quality of a home’s indoor environment.
Classic Builders is committed to utilizing Green products and technology in our new homes. During our Design/Build process our Customers are presented with many Green options and suggestions for their consideration. A wide and varied number of Green products are available and we’ll help navigate through them to select those products and systems which are financially rewarding and architecturally appropriate.