Some builders have been using Green construction methods for years, but it has been only relatively recently that the first high-volume, production builder in Albuquerque started building Green, and they had their homes certified by Build Green NM.
Last year in the United States, the Department of Energy put into effect new compliance standards for energy efficiency. They’ve called it the “largest energy-saving standard in history.”
The new standards are expected to reduce carbon pollution by 885 million metric tons and reduce commercial heating and cooling usage by 1.7 trillion kWh over the next 30 years.
The positive effects will extend...