Understanding the Difference between Green and Energy Efficient Building
EnergyStar, ECOSelect, LiveGreen, EnergyPlus, GreenBuilding, Leeds, HERS score, these are just some of the many designations and terms homebuyers may see or hear when looking for a new home. It's easy to understand why many homeowners and homebuyers either lump them all together assuming they are one and the same or ignore them entirely. The truth is while there can be some overlap between "Green" home features and "Energy Efficient or Saving" features they are not one and the same.
Green Home Building
In order to build green, contractors focus on four main areas, starting with materials. True "green" construction starts with materials that are natural, renewable,…
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