US Interesting Statistics about GREEN Building..

Reblogger David Popoff
Real Estate Broker/Owner with DMK Real Estate Ct RE Broker 0789963

Green Homes are about saving natural resources, spending less money on utilities, having a low maintenance home, living in a cleaner and healthier home. Take a look at these statistics on what the average home uses and think about how you can save by a few simple home improvements or change of habit:-

  • rain-sensor on sprinkler system
  • drip irrigation
  • dual flush toilets
  • watersense fixtures ~ 
  • 5 inch Air Filters on HVAC systems ~ Merv 8+
  • added insulation & weatherstripping
  • LED lights
  • turn off lights when leaving room
  • programmable thermostat
  • regular maintenance of HVAC system
Original content by Kimberley Kelly, SFR, HAFA, GREEN DRE #01329387

How do homes impact the environment?


(Courtesy of the NAR, and Build It Green)        

In the US, residential buildings alone account for;


 21% of total energy use, 37% of total electricity consumption, 9.7% of total water consumption, and 21% of the carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions.


How do homes impact water?


Each American uses an average of 100 gallons of water a day at home, which is about 1600 glasses of water.


·       40 to 60% of potable water is used for landscaping!


·       Just by installing water efficient fixtures and appliances we can reduce this by 30%.


·       Approximately 5 to 10% of American homes have Water leaks that drip away 90 gallons a day or more.


How do homes of affect our health?


·       Indoor air pollution is up to five times worse than outside, and we spend over 90% of our time indoors.


·       15% of homeowners may be allergic to elements in their own homes.


·       Asthma has doubled since 1976 and 40% of children born today will develop some form of respiratory disease!


There are over 13 million existing homes in California, 70% of this housing predates energy standards.



Just educating ourselves about existing buildings, and how we can retrofit them to be more energy efficient, and "green", could help change the face of our building industry, and the health of our planet, and it's people.


Kimberley Kelly, RealtorKimberley Kelly,   Land, Ranches or Residential prpoerties in the Palm Springs Valley of California. Follow this link to Meet Kim!

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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi David.  Water used for landscaping is returned to the aquifer.

Nov 14, 2014 12:29 AM #1
Green USA

Yes that is true, but with pesticides and fertilizer one has to be careful, remember only 1% of the worlds water supply is drinkable.

Nov 14, 2014 12:39 AM #2
Michael Dagner
Brokers Guild Classic - Denver, CO
Your Denver Homes Realty Expert

David, interesting list of facts, especially about the indoor air pollution!

Nov 14, 2014 01:42 PM #3
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

For a Fairfield County, CT Realtor, call (203) 228-0646, for David Popoff.

Nov 17, 2014 04:02 AM #4
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
Realtor®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

In California the water aquifers have dropped over 200 feet in the past few years. Take a look at 60 minutes last week show.  



Nov 19, 2014 02:27 AM #5
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