Monday, April 3, 2017

Going green

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     By next year green homes might represent 40% of the United States housing market according to the U.S. Green Building Council. Additionally, nearly 84% of all new homes built will include sustainable features. 
     Director of USGBC's Residential Technical Solutions, Asa Foss said, "It's becoming more mainstream due to rapidly improving building energy codes, newer and better green materials and fixtures coming onto the marketplace and an overall increase in awareness in what it takes to build a green home."
     Recent reviews show that green homes sell for higher than traditional residences.  So even though doing the right thing is a motivator, so is increased profit.
     The highest standard for people wanting to build to the gold level of green specifications is the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). This rating system allows builders and home owners to use resources efficiently. The use of recycled construction materials and Energy Star products are incorporated into the building with environmental sustainability as a focus.
     Every year, new installation records are being set with solar power.  Products like these are continually improving and dropping in price.  This increases market access for consumers.  It has never been easier or cheaper to go green.  
     Would you like to see some homes in the Tampa Bay area that are LEED certified?  Call Kohan & Associates at 727-565-1658 for an appointment today or check us out on the web at

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