As we become more aware of our influence on the environment and the detrimental effects of some of the elements of a traditional lifestyle the demand for homes that are environmentally friendly and cost efficient are on the rise.
Homes are now being built by some builders to satisfy this demand from the "green" consumer and, as a result, these homes are being called Green homes.
In Nashville, some developments have taken on board the new design elements and construction methods to make the homes extremely efficient and reducing the carbon footprint.
One standard that is a good measure of the home's efficiency is the coveted Energy Star designation which sets rigorous standards created by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Builders Challenge, the NAHB National Green Building Program, and the Energy Star Indoor Air Package Program.
One new development in Franklin is Creekstone. Read more about this new green development HERE
The National Association of Home Builders has created the Green Building Program to set the standards that will ensure energy efficiency, water, and resource conservation, use of sustainable or recycled products, and indoor air quality levels are incorporated into the new construction methods and techniques when building a new energy efficient home.