There is a variety of reasons to go Green, but most come back to supply and demand. We have a limited amount of resources available and more and more people using them up. If we want our future generations to enjoy the same standard of living we've experienced, we need to take action.
Green building is a great place to start. Buildings consume 14% of potable water, 40% of raw materials, and 39% of energy in the United States alone (according to the US Green Building Council).
That's 15 trillion gallons of water and 3 billion tons of raw materials each year!
Here are some other great reasons to go Green:
For The Savings
Want to make your dollar go further? Green systems and materials reduce energy consumption, which in turn reduce your energy bills. They also increase asset value and profits; making your dollar go further for longer.
Save on your water bills with installing Energy Star appliances and water saving plumbing systems.
Save on electricity bills by using Green alternatives like CFL & LED bulbs and energy-saving door and window fixtures.
The U.S Department of Energy states that if buildings were all Green-improved that the U.S. would use $20 billion less energy every single year.
For Your Health
Want to live healthier? Green building and Green improvements aren’t just good for the environment; it's also good for YOU.
For The Environment
Implementing green practices into your home or office can help reduce waste, conserve natural resources, improve both air and water quality, and protect ecosystems and biodiversity.
An abundance of Green service professionals and products are available in the Grand Rapids area to help. For more information, feel free to contact me or head over to the Green Home Institute website