True. Being green involves further planning, can incur additional costs, and can sometimes take more time and certainly, requires a level of experience and the proper legal certification. As a Certified Green Builder, we understand the process and detail that goes into planning homes that rank high on the "Green Scale." This is why the new KC green apartment development caught our eye. Kansas City has rapidly become a forward-thinking modern marvel of a city in the past few years capturing national attention for everything it has to offer. With the construction of these new riverfront apartments, it looks like KC will continue to rival the best of the big cities in lifestyle amenities as well. According to national experts and the development team, the two buildings will comprise the largest U.S. multifamily apartment project using Passive House Institute-certified construction, a system that’s more energy-efficient than the highest LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) building standard! Set for a 2017 tenant move-in, this is certainly a development to watch over the coming year!
We're always looking to conserve. But sometimes, when working to create the idyllic landscape for our homes, conservation of water is dismissed for the sake of a picturesque yard. Houzz.com has offered some tips on great flora choices for lush, low-water gardens.
Take a look at the article here and get some inspiration that will do you water bill some good!
Contrary to what Kermit the Frog may tell us, it IS easy being green! As a certified Green Builder, keeping green and eco-conscious is of utmost importance to me. Staying conscious of your energy consumption during the winter months and making small easy changes can make a huge difference in those monthly bills.
For example, using your ceiling fan to keep a room warm instead of turning up your thermostat is one easy way to control your energy consumption: adjust your fan to turn clockwise which will pull the cold air up and keep any heat in the room trapped.
Check out more green energy tips here.
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