What is a Green Home?

Hawthorn Investments, as local Needham builders and contractors, is committed to staying at the forefront of all industry standards.  This includes learning and putting into practice environmentally sound (green) strategies.

According to the National Green Building Program (NAHB), Green homes incorporate environmental considerations and resource efficiency into every step of the building and development process to minimize environmental impact. The design, construction, and operation of a home must focus on energy and water efficiency, resource efficient building design and materials, indoor environmental quality, and must take the home’s overall impact on the environment into account.

There are several advantages to the owner of a “green” home including: lower (long term) operating costs, better indoor air quality and helping the environment.  In addition there are many financial incentives (including tax credits) that can make green homeownership more affordable.

Stay tuned for additional articles on our blog, which will provide further insight into “green” building practices.