Green Buildings

A Green Building:

  • uses energy, water and other resources efficiently,
  • is healthy for people living and working in it, and 
  • reduces waste and is made of renewable and recycled materials.

The following resources will help you better understand the basics of green buildings, including the various certification and rating systems.  Plus, our home energy calculator allows you to get a better idea of the costs and benefits of energy upgrades for your home.

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Incentives

Save money with these energy incentive programs.

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Building Certification and Rating

Review the various certification and rating programs and decide if they are applicable to your building.