Portland Green Homes offer many advantages for health and conserving the environment. An estimated 100 million Green Buildings are for-casted to be completed by the end of 2010. This means that consumers, builders, and manufacturers are responding to the new lifestyle changes. In 1990, the American Medical Association and the U.S. Army found that indoor air quality problems cost America's business' 150 days of work and approximately $15 billion in productivity each year. I would never have thought the numbers could be so high. Maybe we are on to something? I believe so. The World Health Organization puts the loss close to $60 billion... What could $60 billion do in the fight to help world hunger is my question. Here you find Green Home Services to meet your needs.
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Facts about buildings and homes that are not green:
- 36% of total energy use
- 65% of electricity consumption
- 30% of greenhouse gas emissions
- 30% of raw materials use
- 30% of waste output (equal to 136 million tons annually)
- 12% of potable water consumption
- A typical 1700 sq. ft wood frame home requires the equivalent of clear cutting one-acre of forest
Advantages for buying a Green Home
- Lower Gas or Electric bill
- Lower water bills
- Reduced maintenance
- Less replacement costs
- More durable products
- Non toxic materials protect children and adults from un seen health issues.
Buying a green home or "Earth Advantage" home doesn't mean your giving up comfort or value. It means your adding value. Let me explain.. When you conserve energy & resources you not only are you being enviromentally responsible but also reducing your monthly bills. Thus increasing your "year round comfort" and pocket book.
Thank You for taking the time to read my blog and feel free to email me with any questions regarding Green Homes in Portland.