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Green Living

The importance of becoming environmentally aware is becoming more and more important, and more people are taking the environment into account when buying a home or planning new construction. The rising cost of energy is one major reason, but many consumers also see a need to make choices that cut down on pollution and make the smartest use of the earth's limited natural resources.

The good news is that simple changes can make a world of difference, simply turning your television and computer off standby or by replacing all incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs will save energy and best of all it saves you money! So take a look at what's new on the green scene below.

Green Living Resources

Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED)

How can you tell the difference between houses that look environmentally friendly and ones that actually are? Home certifications can help. Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) is just one certification that helps all sectors of the home-building industry use some of the best methods of sustainable design and construction.