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Sustainable home building incorporates a lot more than the use of “green” building materials. Because heating and cooling are among the biggest energy drains of any home, energy-efficient design can be as important in making a home more energy efficient as buying green products. Use this section to learn the principles of green living and get familiar with green elements to include in the design and construction of your home.
- Your direct impact on the environment (including your home and the energy it uses) is called your “ecological footprint.”
- Benefit from green incentive programs. Check the Web site of your local utility company as well as your state’s Web site to see the tax credits or rebates available for your green investments. (Your power company’s Web site can also be a good source for tips on saving energy.)
- For additional information about green building options and other environmentally sensitive living habits, see our findingDulcinea Green Living Web Guide.
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