To Be EFL Green

According to our green builder, our new house will be “Certified Green” under the EFL Program!

logo_EFLThe Environments for Living (EFL) program was nationally launched in 2001 to support builders in applying building science and energy-efficient construction practices in the field. Most homebuyers care about operating costs and resale value, but we are also concerned about our environmental impact. The EFL Program looks at the following four categories to make it Certified Green.

1) Energy-Efficiency:

  • Tight construction
  • Improved thermal systems
  • Right-Sized HVAC
  • Low-E Windows
  • Energy-Efficient Lighting
  • Energy-Efficient Appliances

2) Indoor Environmental Quality

  • Fresh Air Ventilation
  • Internal Moisture Management
  • Air Pressure Balancing
  • Combustion Safety
  • Enhanced Filtration System
  • Low VOC Paints
  • Carpet
  • Cabinetry

3) Durability

4) Water Efficiency

  • Low-Flow Faucets
  • Low-Flow Showerheads
  • High-Efficiency Dishwashers
  • High-Efficiency Toilets

Most of these standards are met by builders, but the program adds a certification to the home, which helps in value and efficiency discounts. In addition to the EFL Program, we will be saving money through the electric company in having a Certified Green home.

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