Finding a Green Homebuilder
EnviroCitizen.org applauds anyone who makes the choice to build a green home. It helps to promote social welfare and helps to keep the consumption of our finite supply of resources on this planet under control. It is also a better value and a healthier choice. If you are looking for the green home of your dreams you may want to consider building it yourself instead so that it is exactly what you're hoping for. Where do you start once you've decided to build?Â Consider the helpful tips below in how to find the right green homebuilder that can build you the eco-friendly home of your dreams.
One place to begin is by finding someone through word of mouth. Check out your local environmental groups and see if there is a green contractor or a particular development firm that they would recommend. Building or buying green is in high demand right now and is certainly a topic that can easily be brought up in conversation when on the hunt for a green homebuilder. By finding someone through word of mouth you'll also get to work with someone who is local, which is an eco-friendly choice that will provide you with someone who knows what kind of a home would work well with your area. You definitely want to work with a green homebuilder that has an excellent reputation.
Another good tool to help you find a green homebuilder is through professional organizations. If you have an architect or engineer already hired to help plan out with your home, ask if there is anyone who they would recommend. Organizations such as the Homebuilders Association may also have some members who are considered to be green. Organizations that endorse sustainable building, such as the U.S. Green Building Council local chapters or similar organizations, may have someone to recommend. They may even have members who are green homebuilders.
The internet can also be a great tool. You can visit the websites of homebuilders in your area through local directories. National Association of Home Builders Green's website http://www.nahbgreen.org/ is a great resource to learn about local builders. You can also simply search through your favorite search engine for major companies who have been certieid as green builders as well. EnviroCitizen.org knows that it can be a bit tedious to hunt for green professionals which is why we have compiled lists of green professionals, including green homebuilders, on our directly of eco-friendly professionals in every industry.