If you're interested in Green homes in Camas, Washington, you're in luck. You're also not alone, according to the Green Resource Council, two thirds of buyers recognize the link between Green properties, cost savings and healthier living. However, you need to be aware of the many shades of Green.
Energy star certified homes must meet guidelines that show they are 20-30% more efficient than standard homes. Green Homes in Camas Washington, achieve this level of performance in a variety of ways.
High Performance Windows
Tight Construction and Ducts
Efficient Heating and Cooling Systems.
ENGERGY STAR Qualified Lighting and Appliances
Third party verification by a certified Home Energy Rater (or equivilent) is required. The "rater" works with the builder throughout the construction process to ensure all of the necessary guidelines have been met. Records and documentation of testing and inspections are required for the house to earn the ENERGY STAR label.
Leed (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified homes undergo a technically rigerous process and are awarded points. Those points earn certifications as either Leed, silver, gold or platinum. Green Homes in Camas Washington earn these Leed ratings by adhearing to the following criteria - sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality and innovative design.
Leed 45-59 Points
Silver 60-74 Points
Gold 75-89 Points
Platinum 90-136 Points (If you saw the HGTV, Denver area Green home giveaway, it had both the Leed Platinum and ENERGY STAR certifications.)
If you're interested in buying, or just exploring Green homes in Camas, Washington, let's get started.