The Value of Green Certifications – Home Expert Awards

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The word green gets thrown around a lot these days: green products, green behavior, green thinking. If it’s not green then it’s eco-friendly, sustainable, low-impact, environmentally sound or any number of keywords meant to convey that what you’re doing is better for the world we live in. Despite the hype, most homeowners truly believe that green living is important.
Unfortunately, it’s not always clear which green initiatives are worthwhile and which are merely taking advantage of a trend. In the past, energy efficiency certifications have been left to individual products. Recently, certification companies have emerged to label entire homes as being green. We wanted to cut through the smoke and mirrors and find out if whole home green certifications are worth the money.
Our comment award winners are featured below! Later this week, we’ll wrap up the issue with our summary article.