Hawaii Built Green
Hawaii Built Green
Hawaii BuiltGreen is a program for building-industry professionals enrolled in the Hawaii BuiltGreen Program of the Building Industry Association of Hawaii.
It is designed to support the Self-Certification Checklist used to certify Hawaii BuiltGreen Home Builder projects. The Checklist functions as a menu of environmentally friendly features and strategies to include in your residential construction project and has more than 250 Action Items to choose from.
BuiltGreen is a market-driven program. Consumer education and outreach is critical to using it successfully. Please contact the BIA-Hawaii office about marketing tools you can use to promote your BuiltGreen homes. The BIA-Hawaii will also provide support through marketing seminars and a public marketing campaign.
WHY BUILD HAWAII BUILTGREEN?
Your customers will get more home for their money. Homes built using the Hawaii BuiltGreen Program incorporate environmentally friendly features that can add value and reduce the lifecycle cost of the home. Often these features add little or nothing to the first cost of the home. At the highest level of the program, additional costs to achieve a 3-star rating are far outweighed by the added value that results. Hawaii BuiltGreen adds Quality - Many environmentally friendly products provide multiple benefits that translate to improved performance of the home and increased customer satisfaction. For example, Hawaii BuiltGreen promotes use of more durable building products. This not only saves resources, but also reduces maintenance and replacement costs and saves the owner valuable time.
Hawaii BuiltGreen adds Affordability - Buyers save money because energy-efficient homes generate lower utility bills and maintenance costs. It may be possible to qualify for a higher loan amount and buy a better home for a lower monthly cost.
More information about Hawaii BuiltGreen can be found HERE
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