Greater electrical demand requires local utilities to build more power plants. Excess demand during peak hours causes utility grids to overload, causing brown-outs that plague many cities. And through it all, America’s utility costs continue to rise.
It is evident that consumers need energy solutions that offer greater security and financial benefits. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that demand for green building is gaining momentum across the country. The US Green Building Council (USGBC) recently reported that the Leadership for Energy Efficiency Design (LEED) Certifications for green homes more than doubled since 2012.
Furthermore, a 2012 research study conducted with an unusually large sample of 1.6 million homes sold in California between 2007 and early 2012 documented that a green certification label on a house adds an average of 9 percent to its selling value. Read more… [hana-code-insert name=’shareingiscaring’ /]