There are exciting technologies and many standard practices that can help create more sustainable buildings. Benefits of building green can last throughout the life of the building.
What is a Green Home?
A green home uses less energy, water and natural resources, creates less waste and is healthier for the people living inside compared to a standard home.
What goes into building a Green home?
First the home should be as energy efficient as possible. Increased insulation, high performance windows, energy-efficient appliances, including a high-efficiency heating and air conditioning system, and low flow appliances and toilets can help insure that the home uses less energy and water. But that is just the start. Using recycled materials, low volatile organic compounds (VOC) paints and natural finishes help improve indoor air quality. Lastly, renewable energy, from solar hot-water heating to photovoltaic systems, complete the framework for building a green home.
Want to Build Green?
If you are planning to build a sustainable home, contact us at 866-563-2637 or via email at NewHomes@socalgas.com to learn more about our programs and services.