Green home certifications serve many purposes and have value for homeowners, builders, buyers and society in general. Those that attain home certifications are assured a higher quality home that the norm, and it ensures there is third party verification of the work being carried out by builders. Upon resale, homes that carry certifications have increased value. Home buyers as well can be reassured that the homes they are considering purchasing have had third party verification.
As we begin to suffer the effects of a changing climate, better performing and more resilient homes consume less and pollute less, while driving the home buying market and building industry to better practices.