The trend toward green building seems to be garnering further support and momentum. Nation’s Building News, the official online weekly newspaper of NAHB, sites statistics on the importance of energy efficiency to homeowners.
They site the 2006 Energy Pulse survey by the Shelton Group. This study finds that 86-percent of Americans would choose a home based on its energy efficiency. Interestingly enough, 78-percent of hte homeowners who participated in the survey stated that no one they spoke to during the buying process mentioned energy efficiency!
A number of metro Atlanta’s most respected new home builders are leaders in the green building movement. Several who are committed to the EarthCraft program are:
- Brock Built City Neighborhoods
- Haven Properties
- Monte Hewett Homes