Lilli Arning, Reichel, Claudette Hanks | 1/2/2007 5:38:35 AM
If you have a home that is resource-efficient, durable, healthy, practical and convenient:
When you build (or remodel), you have the power of choice. Combine that with research-based knowledge to take control of your investment and gain:
When you “build green,” you not only get a home that is earth friendly and healthy, you are doing your part to help our nation and preserve our way of life for the coming generations.
Take Advantage of Incentives
Seek out incentive programs that could help you create a high-performance home. Possibilities include federal and state tax credits for energy efficiency, property and flood insurance premium discounts for hazard-resistant features or homes that are certified by a third party to meet specific criteria – such as EnergyStar, Health House, Fortified...for Safer Living, or various green building programs (such as the U.S. Greenbuilding Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design [LEED for Homes] program, the Southface EarthCraft House program, National Association of Home Builders NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines and others).
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture