Today, many people want to make their homes and businesses more energy efficient. But they also may be a little hesitant to fully pursue green building since they may have misconceptions about sustainability. Following are some common myths – and facts – about going green:
Myth #1: Green building is only for environmentalists.
Fact: Green building is for everyone – from using low-VOC paint and installing sustainable floors, to designing with recycled materials, it’s easy to find green materials to incorporate into your home or business.
Myth #2: Green building is more expensive than conventional building.
Fact: While some sustainable materials are more expensive than others, overall using green building materials will lower your maintenance and utility costs and give you a greater return on investment.
Myth # 3: Green products are hard to find.
Fact: Green products are readily available in specialty stores and big-box home improvement stores. A little Internet research will return a wide range of sustainable solutions. Additionally, your contractor can help you source green products for your project.
For more details on how to save energy and money, contact your Account Executive today or call our Energy Information Center at 1-800-644-6133.