Earth Day Celebrations Cite Advancements in Green Building
The nation’s home builders celebrated Earth Day last week by commemorating 30 years of advances in resource-efficient, environmentally sensitive residential construction.
“Green building is arguably the most exciting and significant development in home building in the past three decades,” said NAHB President Bobby Rayburn. “Through the efforts of environmentally conscious builders, home buyers can enjoy the benefits of reduced home maintenance costs, improved environmental quality and increased home value.”
More than 32,000 green homes have been built since 1990. And houses built today are twice as energy-efficient as they were 30 years ago and demonstrate progress in a number of areas: