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Homebuilders are Prioritizing Green Methods


For decades, many took the environment for granted and ignored the impacts that their actions had upon it. But as awareness has grown, people have become more concerned about preserving our ecosystem. 

Today, the construction industry can proudly say that this group of concerned citizens includes homebuilders. As reported in the recent 2020 Green Single Family and Multifamily Homes SmartMarket Brief, these contractors are prioritizing high-performance practices in their projects across the country, regardless of whether or not they already consider the home to be green.

The study, conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics in partnership with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), shows that nearly all builders are incorporating energy-efficient practices. In addition, more than two-thirds are using methods that are designed to improve indoor air quality and water efficiency. 

“These findings complement the results of a recent NAHB study where homebuyers ranked high-performance products and practices among the top features they want in a home,” commented John Barrows, NAHB Sustainability and Green Building Subcommittee chair and founder of B3 Builder Group. “This shows us that the value of home performance is increasing among builders and consumers.”

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