I was reading some statistics the other day and saw that 22% of the energy expended in the United States is used by homes, costing American households $215 billion. Pretty astounding.
I think many Americans now realize the impact that building products like windows and doors can have on our economy—and their wallets. But it’s probably hard for consumers to determine what truly makes a product “green” or “energy efficient.” What manufacturer doesn’t say their products are “green?”
When measuring how green windows and doors really are, there are several factors that need to be considered, including the energy efficiency and sustainability/lifespan of the product, how environmentally friendly the manufacturing processes used to produce the product are, and what overall impact the product has on the environment (i.e is the material recylcable or reusable?).
There are many reputable green organizations out there to help homeowners make the right buying choices if they’re concerned about being green. I’m listing a few web sites here that can be especially helpful in finding out whether a product is truly “green.”
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