The Built Green Checklist provides the program criteria for achieving each of four possible certification levels; Bronze, Silver,Gold and Platinum. Builders and consumers have the flexibility to choose which checklist features or levels work for them.
The range and options available under the checklist allow for a Built Green certified home that is unique and individual to the homeowner and their budget.
The program provides mandatory training in order to be a "supporting member", which leads to a "Builder Member" when a home is enrolled in the program.
SkiHome enrolled their first home in the program in 2018, this 'Silver home' is at Panorama Ski Resort.
This is one of the many aspects that we discuss in our initial consultation so that we find your custom fit for your built.
A Built Green home typically saves money on operating and maintenance costs through more efficient energy use, utilizing features such as extra insulation and more efficient water heaters, lighting and appliances. The use of natural daylighting techniques can also reduce energy consumption. Efficiency means more money in your pocket!
No need to worry about that stinky coat of paint or new carpet smell. Using low VOC and low toxic interior paints and finishes reduces toxins and increases indoor air quality in a home. This makes the home healthier and more comfortable for you and your family.
Rapidly renewable materials such as bamboo, cork and strawboard can be managed, grown and harvested in a sustainable way and can effectively replace traditional lumber. Countertops made from recycled glass, concrete and paper are aesthetically pleasing and eliminate the use of traditional or precious stones. From flooring to cabinetry to building materials, there are hundreds of cost-effective, sustainable options on the market today!
Water conservation can be achieved by planting drought tolerant landscaping and avoiding turf grass. Pervious pavement can be used in driveways and walkways to allow rainwater to seep into the ground instead adding to polluting stormwater runoff. Erosion control methods are used to help reduce sedimentation into streams and protect the natural features of the site. All of these methods benefit aquatic habitat which makes for healthier ecosystems.
Building a more efficient home reduces your water, energy and carbon footprints. By reducing your energy and water use, you conserve resources and have less of an impact on the climate and the environment—which makes for a healthier, happier planet.