Why energy efficiency is important in green housing
In the United States, energy demand and cost are rising substantially and will continue to do so under current consumption patterns. According to the Annual Energy Outlook 2008, over the next 20 years, U.S. consumption of liquid fuels will increase by almost 15, natural gas will increase 20%, and coal will increase by almost 30% over current levels-http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/affordablehousing/library/modelguides/2008/200809energystar.pd
As cost of living and energy cost rise homeowners will be spending more money to heat and cool their homes, Green Built homes are built with energy savings features designed to help reduce the homeowners utility cost during rising energy costs.
Green Built homes in Seattle
Home builders in the Seattle area have been gearing up to what looks like will be an increasing demand for energy efficient green built homes. Seattle has a nice selection of Green Built homes for sale starting at $234,900. In the Bellevue, Kirkland, Issaquah and Redmond areas you can find Built Green homes for sale starting at $274,500.
Not all green homes are built to the same standards and performance levels, when looking for a green built home it’s important to know the difference between the green certifications being offered and the best values. Talk to someone who can break it all down in too easy to understand plain English. For more information visit my website.