Article by Gail Nickerson, manager, New Homes Division.
Do you ever wonder just how to live ‘Green’?
Do you recycle? Are you maintaining your current home with energy efficient products and appliances? If you are building a new home are you looking for someone that ‘builds green’ or is an ‘energy star builder’ or perhaps a Leeds certified builder? How knowledgeable are you about this ‘green’ lifestyle that so many are choosing?
I have personally found that there is so much to learn about this lifestyle, including the fact that there are state incentives, as well as federal grants, loans and other incentives available if you make ‘greener’ decisions in your living space.
Fortunately there are resources available online to help you navigate your way around choosing to live a ‘greener’, healthier way of life.
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If you have children still at home as I do, they are being taught to recycle from the earliest years in school. They are your best advocates for living green, and many wouldn’t even think of throwing a plastic bottle or can in the garbage. When they are ready to purchase their first home, most likely they will buy a ‘green’ home with renewable energy sources; a home that uses energy, water, and materials that will reduce the impact on their health and the environment.
The good news is all of this is available now for you! As you improve your home or build a new one, you can make environmentally friendly decisions throughout the building process.
If you visit www.buildgreennh.com, you will find this website very helpful in finding out all the programs that are available to you. Build Green NH is a council of the Homebuilders and Remodelers Association of NH.