Green can mean many different things to different people. We prefer to use the definition:
“Green Buildings are sited, designed, constructed, and operated to enhance the well being of their occupants and support a health community and natural environment. In practical terms, green building is a “whole systems” approach to building”- builditgreen
The five principles of green building are:
Designing and constructing buildings and homes with these five criteria in consideration will help create a green home.
Solutions that may work in one situation may not work in another so it is important to cater every green solution to the given situation and environment.
There are a few Green Certification programs nationwide, but for homes in California we are of the opinion that the Green Point Rated Certification is the most appropriate for the conditions found here.