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Five Friday Facts: The Value of a Green Home

Posted on the 06 May 2011 by 2ndgreenrevolution @2ndgreenrev

Five Friday Facts: The Value of a Green HomeAlthough we have written about energy consumption in various sectors on previous Five Friday Facts, this week looks at residential figures. The following facts come from the From ReDirect Guide. This is the second set of Five Friday Facts from this source.

Residential building in the US account for:

  • around 34% of all electricity consumption
  • 21% of all carbon dioxide emissions
  • 20% of raw materials use
  • 15% of waste output
  • Green homes sell around 5-15% faster than traditionally-built homes, and for up to 12% more money.
  • Image source: Metropolitan Museum of Art

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