What Makes a Home Green?

The answer to this question is not as simple as you’d think. But I don’t want to bore you with details about international certifications and green technologies and agreements and so forth.

Instead, I’ll briefly discuss what makes a Mason Home green. We’ve worked very hard at coming up with what we think are the best ways to make our homes environmentally-friendly, and the result is our unique Green for Life program, which gives you a green, healthy home.

With our Green for Life program, you get:

1. Homes that are EnergyStar qualified. As you most likely know, EnergyStar is an international standard for energy efficiency that ensures a reduction in energy consumption of about 30%.

We achieve this through superior insulation, high-performance windows, and high-efficiency heating and cooling systems. The best part? Unlike many builders, our homes are EnergyStar qualified as a standard and not as an upgrade. We’ve very proud about this.

2. Green Communities. We always try to make sure our communities have ample neighbouring parks, as well as pedestrian-friendly streets and enough nearby resources to allow you to reduce car usage.

We also do our best to preserve the existing landscape as much as possible, and to plant native species that require less watering.

3. The best air quality. We offer high-quality air filters and heat recovery ventilation systems to improve indoor air quality, as well as low-VOC paints, sealants, and adhesives to reduce harmful gas emissions. You and your family deserve to breathe pure air.

4. Better water conservation. With our low-flow faucets, showerheads and toilets, you’ll not only use less water, but also lower your water bill.

As always, I’m interested in your opinion. Leave a comment below or contact me on Twitter at @MasonHomes.

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2 Comments on “What Makes a Home Green?”

  1. Yes – each year there are more government incentives and options for home owners to make their homes more energy efficient. Insulation is a big one to keep the heat in and moisture out. Some of the most common leak locations are around windows and doors, water faucets, air conditioners, and vents.

    On average, ½ of your home’s heating and cooling will escape through walls (35%), windows (25%), floor (15%) and roof (25%). Just spray it with an insulating foam sealant!

  2. […] blogged before about What Makes a Home Green?, including the importance of a green community, which I defined as one which has “ample […]

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