Why Build Green?
A home or building with EarthCraft certification is one that has been designed to suit the unique climate conditions of the Southeast. EarthCraft projects are built for energy, water and resource efficiency, durability, and enhanced indoor air quality – all key factors in achieving a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle.
EarthCraft projects have a number of benefits, including:
- Lower utility costs
- Enhanced indoor air quality
- Increased comfort
- Reduced home maintenance requirements
- Higher resale value
For builders, this means:
- Reduced callback volume
- Potential construction cost savings
- An effective means to differentiate their projects from those that are conventionally built
Real estate professionals who sell EarthCraft benefit too! EarthCraft offers a unique and memorable product that appeal to a discerning, health and cost conscious buyer. On average, EarthCraft certified projects sell for a higher percentage of their list price and stay on the market for shorter than conventionally built homes. Homeowners consistently agree that EarthCraft provides them with a comfortable, easily maintained, energy efficient home.