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Assess Your Home’s Efficiency with an Energy Audit

Category: Green Building    Posted: November 26, 2014    Author: Scott Allred

You may be wondering how to save money on your energy bills this year. The Triad Green Building Council would like to help you. In addition to building the most energy efficient new homes in the Triad, we are also eager to promote the “Greening” of our existing housing stock. By taking these simple steps, you can reap the benefits...

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Water Efficiency

Category: Green Building    Posted: November 19, 2014    Author: Scott Allred

Water Efficiency continues to be on everyone’s mind.  Although recent tropical rains have eased our drought for the immediate future, much of our state to the west continues to experience moderate to severe drought conditions. In association with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), the NAHB National Green Building Pr...

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Indoor Air Quality

Category: Green Building    Posted: November 12, 2014    Author: Scott Allred

Do you feel like your home is poisoning you? Are you suffering from allergies and other respiratory aliments? Healthy indoor environments attract many people to green building. After energy efficiency, the quality of a home’s indoor air is often cited as the most important feature of green homes.

According t...

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When a Less Expensive House Costs More

Category: Green Building    Posted: November 5, 2014    Author: Scott Allred

When deciding to purchase a new car, the major considerations are fuel mileage, resale value, reliability, design, features and conveniences. As recent fuel prices reached $4.00 per gallon or more, people lined up to get the latest Hybrid and fuel efficient vehicles.

For most families, a home is the largest ...

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Choosing a Green Building Professional

Category: Green Building    Posted: October 29, 2014    Author: Scott Allred

As green building becomes more popular, homeowners and those purchasing homes are looking for contractors, and real estate professionals who are qualified to provide green building services. A new professional designation program from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) provides home buyers with additional assurance t...

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The Energy Efficient Mortgage

Category: Green Building    Posted: October 22, 2014    Author: Scott Allred

So you’ve heard about Energy Efficient homes, but what about an Energy Efficient Mortgage? The popularity and availability of Energy Star qualified homes has lead to the creation of mortgage products that recognize energy efficient homes cost homeowners less to operate on a monthly basis. Known as the Energy Efficient Mortgage (EE...

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Eco-Friendly Insulation Upgrades

Category: Green Building    Posted: October 15, 2014    Author: Scott Allred

Have you considered upgrading your home’s insulation but are confused about fiberglass, cellulose, spray foam, or even denim? What about R-Value and what does it mean? The choices are many and the decision can be difficult.

The Triad Green Building Council is here to help you navigate the different products ...

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National Green Building Standard™ Approved

Category: Green Building    Posted: October 8, 2014    Author: Scott Allred

The National Green Building Standard™ for all residential construction work including single-family homes, apartments and condos, land development and remodeling and renovation was approved Jan. 29, 2009 by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The National Green Building Standard™, otherwise known as the ICC/NAHB 700,...

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Position Your Home to Maximize Solar Benefits

Category: Green Building    Posted: October 1, 2014    Author: Scott Allred

One of the most effective green building techniques is also one of the least expensive. Positioning a home to take advantage of passive solar techniques increases the energy efficiency of a home, making it more comfortable to occupy. Just by properly placing the windows and facing a home in the right direction, you can cut a home’...

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Triad Green Building Council Launches Website

Category: Green Building    Posted: September 24, 2014    Author: Scott Allred

Consumer demand for energy efficient, green homes continues to grow.   In response, the Greensboro Builders Association last year formed the Triad Green Building Council affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Green Building Program, giving Association members a framework for building green and home buyers...

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