These days green buildings are an important option among different building systems. Green building technology, also known as "sustainable building" or "green construction", is a process of building based upon water and energy efficiency, and the use of eco-friendly building materials.
Growing number of Indianapolis green homes is a perfect basement for joining the green building societies of the United States. Also, the Indiana Home Builders Association announced its plans on "going green".
So why are green homes so popular everywhere in the U.S., including Indianapolis?
Among the main goals of green building are environmental protection, water and energy usage reduction, and healthy environments for home residents. Practices and technologies employed in the process of green building may vary from region to region, but the fundamental principles, used to build Indianapolis green homes too, remain the same: Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Materials Efficiency, Sustainable Indoor and Outdoor Design, and Waste and Toxin Reduction.
Green Homes may also be described as Zero-energy Homes, if they are designed with self-energy systems. To reduce energy consumption and waste, several different types of insulation and energy-saving devices are used. The most common method of energy conservation is to use renewable energy sources: solar power, wind power, hydro power or biomass.
Indianapolis Green Homes are now widely featured at the Indianapolis Home Show and other local building exhibitions. There you can also find custom homes, timber frame structures and much more.
We would like to know: What is your opinion about the future of green building in the State of Indiana?