What are "green" homes and are they
"Green" refers to building technologies that are ecologically responsible and sustainable. In addition to being less harmful to the environment, creating healthy indoor air quality, and utilizing renewable resources, green building technologies can be affordable. Houses that are energy-efficient, for example, use less energy than their conventional counterparts, which makes them more affordable to lower-income families. Smaller designs and alternative and salvaged building products rely less on precious resources and can cost less than traditional approaches.
Dr. Ronn Phillips, Arch.D., Bobbi Hauptmann, Architectural Studies, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Monday, May 18, 2009