With the whole world is going agog as far as adhering toward green compliant standards for their buildings are concerned, much of this has rubbed off and reached the shores of Long Island. We are all aware that going green is a lot more complicated than it seems. For one, it entails putting into consideration of Green building means erecting houses that are better insulated, use less energy, conserve water and are more eco-friendly. With these under consideration, Long Island is acknowledging this need and is obviously trying to spearhead the green drive for greener homes.
Green building means erecting houses that are better insulated, use less energy, conserve water and are more eco-friendly. The green label includes almost all phases of building, from rooftop to basement floor, from asphalt shingles to fiber cement siding. Green homes are more about what’s behind the walls or in the utility room. Traditionally, those features don’t translate as “sexy.”
But going green is the talk of the industry after the National Association of Home Builders introduced its new Green Building Program at the event two weeks ago. Some time this May, the builders’ group will be naming about 1,700 builders “certified green professionals.”