The Environments For Living Certified Green program, the flagship level of the Environments For Living program, assists builders in constructing homes that result in at least a 20-percent reduction in energy use (compared with the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code), a 20-percent reduction in internal water consumption, and a 20-percent reduction in CO2 emissions associated with the home - as compared with conventional code-built homes.
Applying the principles of building science, the Environments For Living Certified Green program regards a home as a "system of systems" that work together.
According to Mendelsohn, what also sets the Environments For Living Certified Green program apart is that it's cost-effective for production builders and includes a complete set of services, from training and education to sales and marketing support.
At all program levels, builders participating in the Environments For Living program are able to offer their homeowners limited guarantees* on comfort and heating and cooling energy use.
To date, more than 100,000 homes have been constructed under the Environments For Living banner, with more than 100,000 limited guarantees issued to homeowners.
At all levels of the program, homes built to Environments For Living requirements earn the U.
Our participation in the Environments For Living program has reinforced not only our green message but also our quality message.
The Environments For Living Certified Green Home at the International Builders Show
At the 2009 International Builders Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, builders, architects and other attendees will have the chance to walk through an Environments For Living Certified Green home and experience the techniques, features and benefits first-hand.