Why Are We Going Green?The NAHB Research Center is the sole certifier recognized by NAHB's National Green Building Program
In order to provide a better service to our customers by building energy efficient and environmentally friendly homes, Showcase Construction Company has obtained the National Certification of Green Professionals through the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Showcase Construction Company is Cumberland and surrounding counties first and only builder who has earned this certification!
What Does "Going Green" Mean For The Consumer?
Simply put, it means building a home that is energy and water efficient and environmentally friendly. From energy efficient appliances to environmentally friendly building products, leaving nature as much undisturbed as possible, safer for occupants, and often less expensive to maintain. Green building touches every aspect of the home building industry.
Learn more by visiting this site: www.nahbgreen.org/WhoIsGreen/default.aspx
What Are The Benefits To Owning A Green Home?
Lower Operating Costs
Reduced Maintenance Needs
Healthy, Comfortable Living Spaces
Rebates & Loans
What are additional incentives to encourage buyers to buy Green?
In addition to the many benefits of living in a green home, there are many financial
incentives that can help make green homeownership even more affordable.
The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) provides a comprehensive database of state, federal, and utility incentives, rebates, and tax credits for using materials and practices that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. The information is searchable by a number of variables, including state, technology, type of incentive, and more.
The ENERGY STAR program includes among its many resources a listing of tax credits for consumers and homeowners, home builders, and manufacturers.
The Green Building section of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) website features a directory of green building funding sources targeted for several audiences including consumers, and industry sectors.
Financing and Loans
The Federal Citizen Information Center offers a Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) Home Owner Guide, which details the benefits and opportunities of this type of financing.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development also contains information about EEMs, and provides links to more information.
The Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) offers frequently asked questions and additional resources on EEMs.
The ENERGY STAR website explains the three types of EEMs.