Reporting: Rabbit Zielke
green|spaces and Better Built is providing a standard designed to improve energy efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint on new home construction. Building to this new standard will help reduce areas that leak air in your home, allowing for tighter construction. The Better Built standards also address the construction site to lessen the impact on the environment. Other areas targeted with the Better Built program include water saving appliances. Home owners planning on new construction are encouraged to work with contractors familiar with the Better Built standards or have their contractor attend training to learn to incorporate environmentally friendly construction techniques.
Better Built provides checklists and information to prospective new home builders and contractors to help plan for green home construction. The website also provides a list of contractors in the area that have already attended the Better Built training and a schedule of future training sessions.
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