Dixon Construction is a proud member of Hickory and Catawba Home Valley Home Builders Asssociation and the Green Building Council.
Green homes incorporate environmental considerations and resource efficiency into every step of the building and development process to minimize environmental impact. The design, construction, and operation of a home must focus on energy and water efficiency, resource efficient building design and materials, indoor environmental quality, and must take the home's overall impact on the environment into account. However, many of the processes and technologies that go into a green home happen behind the scenes and behind the walls.
Benefits of Owning a
- Save money and resources through lower operating costs
- Durability and reduced maintenance
- Healthy and comfortable indoor environments
- Lesser impact on the environment
- In addition to the many benefits of living in a green home, there are other financial incentives that can help make green homeownership even more affordable.
- Benefits of Owning a Green Home
- How Homes Become Green
- National Association of Home Builders
- Energy Star Homes
- Energy Star Home Improvement
- U.S. Department of Energy - Building America
The National Association of Home Builders' Certified Green Professional™ designation recognizes builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green building principles into homes - without driving up the cost of construction. Classwork leading to the designation provides a solid background in green building methods, as well as the tools to reach consumers, from the organization leading the charge to provide market-driven green building solutions to the home building industry.
National Green Building Standard™
In 2007 the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the International Code Council (ICC) partnered to form to establish a much-needed and nationally-recognizable standard definition of what is meant by "Green Building." The resulting American National Standards Institute approved National Green Building Standard defines green building for single and multifamily homes, residential remodeling projects and site development projects while still allowing for the flexibility required for regionally-appropriate best green practices. To learn more about the National Green Building Standard visit www.nahbgreen.org.