What we’re all about
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Home construction as we know it is at the bottom end of a bell curve of innovation, sustainability, efficiency and quality of life. As resources become more scarce and the cost to operate a home increases, the financial incentives for building green increase as well. We are now at the point where building a greener home is not just a healthier option and noble undertaking, but it will undoubtedly save you money.
Technologies have come so far in recent years that we now know it’s possible to build a home that uses much less energy, none at all, and even one that produces more power than it consumes. These homes are not only cheaper in the long run, they can actually offer improved quality of life through cleaner air quality and comfortable, naturally lit spaces.
Individual builders have faced an uphill challenge when trying ot build better homes, because like any other industry the bigger players are reluctant to change a system that works well for them. This has long kept green building products and ideas on the fringe, rather than front and centre where they should be.
But as more houses go up that challenge and outperform conventional building practices, it brings the idea of green building into the public sphere and the bigger players take note. This serves to change the industry norm and make products and services more easily accessible.
The purpose behind this website is to create a meeting place where builders, homeowners and homebuyers can find the services and information they need, and for industry professionals to showcase their projects.
Any building project will have an ecological impact and every individual's needs are different. As an independent third party we want to help you distinguish between green and "green washing" and give you the resources to make the decisions that are right for you.
We hope you find what you are looking for here, if you don’t please let us know. While far from completed at present this site is ultimately meant to be interactive, so we welcome feedback and input as well as content submissions.