A Certified Green Professional can help you incorporate sustainable design and construction principles into your Yorktown home.

According to the Environmental and Energy Study Institute, residential and commercial buildings are responsible for nearly 40 percent of all U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. Between heating, cooling, lighting, and appliance operation, the energy used in all types of buildings is significant. To help reduce energy consumption, designing and constructing energy-efficient buildings, including homes, is critical.

As a homeowner, you may be wondering what you can do to make your current home more energy-efficient? If you are looking to make your home more sustainable with a remodel, the best place to start is by considering using a Certified Green Professional.

What is a Certified Green Professional?
Given by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), this is a special designation that “recognizes builders, remodelers, and other industry professionals who incorporate green and sustainable building principles into homes — without driving up the cost of construction.” They are well versed in the latest sustainable practices, materials, and products and can help homeowners create an energy-efficient home while being mindful of cost.

How does a contractor become a Certified Green Professional?
To become certified, a contractor must complete a comprehensive curriculum, have a minimum of two years of industry experience, and agree to a code of ethics. According to the NAHB, the destination’s coursework “is closely aligned with the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard, which includes chapters on energy, water, and resource efficiency, indoor environmental quality, lot and site development, and homeowner education.”

What are the benefits of using a Certified Green Professional?
Certified Green Professionals are experts at providing cost-effective, sustainable design and construction solutions. Unlike undesignated contractors, they have extensive knowledge and can provide you with a wealth of information and resources. With their guidance, you can have a more energy-efficient home that saves you money over time.

At Criner Remodeling, we understand the importance of being environmentally conscious and are proud to be a Certified Green Professional. We strive to incorporate sustainability into the design and construction of our home remodeling projects. Contact our team today to discover how we can help your home become more eco-friendly.