What Makes it Green

What Makes it Green

“SHADES” OF GREEN:

Green building involves tradeoffs between costs, product choices, special features, and other considerations. Not unlike traditional building, these tradeoffs are decided based on personal choice, availability of selected products, and construction schedules. To help our visitors discern between the various choices made at Going Green at the Beach, we’ve placed products and features of the demonstration home into categories based on cost, complexity and availability: 

  • Dark Green refers to products or features that have a higher than average cost or may involve more complex planning to implement or get approved by code. 
  • Medium Green features may cost slightly higher (5-10%) than traditional product choices, or may require more planning to implement.
  • Finally, Light Green features are easy to incorporate into any project or in an existing home.