What Makes A Home or Building Green?

“Green design” building revolves around the integration into a sound environment a sustainable design, construction, and systems, which produce a positive impact on human health and comfort. 

All of these factors work in harmony to achieve sustainability when the home or building is constructed, occupied, operated, and maintained.  As a result, the home or building becomes interconnected with the neighborhood, community, and earth.

According to the United States Green Building Council, buildings in the US account for:• 70% of electricity
• 39% of all energy use
• 39% of all (CO2) emissions
• 40% of raw materials use
• 30% of waste output
(136 million tons annually)
• 12% of potable water


The National Association of Realtors® (NAR’s) Green Designation addresses the concerns of consumers that are seeking real green expertise, not just lip service.   The core course and elective course involves 18 hours of education.

About the Author
BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOMESERVICES MEADOWS MOUNTAIN REALTY has been serving the Highlands NC and Cashiers NC areas offering exclusive mountain real estate and country club properties since 2003.

We recognize that there are many important aspects to consider in making a real estate choice. With that in mind, we listen closely to the needs and desires of each individual customer and work diligently to find the ideal mountain property or to sell your property as efficiently and effectively as possible. However, our job does not stop there.

Once you have made your real estate decisions, we are here to help you in any way that we can. It will be our pleasure to familiarize you with all aspects of the Highlands and Cashiers communities, including home, professional and personal services as well as activities, restaurants, health care and shopping. We will go the extra mile to ensure that your experience in the mountains exceeds your expectations.

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