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Green Technology Building Standards and Guidelines For Energy Efficient Homes

Sometimes a catch phrase comes along and is used until it has no meaning. These days anyone trying to sell anything uses the phrase “Green Technology” or “Green Build” or some combination with the word green. Is it really green or is it the same old product with a new name in front of it? It would be nice if it were green, did help the environment and didn’t cost an arm and a leg. In the building industry, both residential and commercial, there is a system in place to verify when something is advertised as green, it is, in fact, green. There are standards and guidelines that must be met, so that the building can be certified nationally as green. This article will focus on residential building. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), in conjunction with the International Code Council, established a nationally acknowledged definition of what “Green …