BENEFITS OF JOINING BUILT GREEN
Built Green® can improve your bottom line and your customers can get more home for their money. Homes built using the Built Green® program incorporate environmental features that add value and reduce the life-cycle cost of the home. Often these features add little or nothing to the initial cost of the home. At the highest levels of the program (4- and 5-Star) there may be some additional cost, but the cost can be outweighed by the added value of the long-term investment. Ultimately, Built Green® provides you with additional tools, adding quality and affordability.
BUILT GREEN® FOCUSES ON GREEN FEATURES CONSUMERS WANT
Consumer surveys show a rapidly increasing interest in environmentally-friendly or "green" home features like those promoted through the Central Washington Built Green® program. Today's homebuyers seek greater comfort and health, increased durability, and the satisfaction of knowing they are protecting the environment.
IT SHOWS YOU ARE WILLING TO DO MORE
You are probably including many Built Green® features in your homes already. By offering a home certified in the Built Green® program, you help consumers instantly recognize the extra care you put into both building their home and protecting our environment. The Built Green® logo says your project will be extra energy-efficient, healthier indoors, and crafted with superior workmanship.
IT OPENS THE DOOR TO GREEN MORTGAGES
Several lending institutions have begun pilot loan programs that offer "green" mortgage financing to consumers whose homes meet specific "green" criteria, including energy efficiency. In addition, Built Green's waste-reduction practices are designed to help your competitiveness and bottom line by helping you to reduce costs.
Many environmentally-friendly products provide multiple benefits that translate to improved performance of the home and increased customer satisfaction. Below are some examples of the types of features that could be included inside a Built Green® home.
Quality-Enhancing Features Of Built Green®
Quality-Enhancing Exterior Features
Buyers save money because energy-efficient homes generate lower utility bills and maintenance costs. Now, it may also be possible to qualify for a higher loan amount and buy a better home for a lower monthly cost.
Additional Dollar-Saving Features Of Built Green®
For more information see the Builder's Handbook