Building green has never been more important - to builders seeking a competitive edge, to homebuyers interested in reducing their energy consumption and carbon footprints, and to communities planning for a more sustainable future. Green is here to stay, and builders and homebuyers who are embracing this sea change are emerging as winners.
The Environments For Living® program, an initiative of Masco Home Services, Inc., provides a rigorous set of requirements for home builders who've made a commitment to go the extra mile. The program was launched in 2001, in response to a growing need for professional services to support regional and national home builders in applying building science and energy-efficient construction practices in the field.
Under the Environments For Living program, Masco Home Services uniquely offers a complete suite of turnkey services for builders. These include pre-construction plan reviews that use industry-standard home-energy analysis software, various inspection services, diagnostic testing utilizing industry-standard authentication tools. Builders can also take advantage of building science training, sales training, and marketing assistance. The program also offers homeowner limited guarantees on heating and cooling energy use and comfort.*
The Environments For Living program has tangible benefits for homeowners, too. Green home building can do more than help the environment. It can increase a home’s comfort and durability. It can help homeowner’s homeowners save money through energy-saving features that can add up over time. And it can even provide homeowner’s with potentially greater resale value.
The Environments For Living program is another example of Masco's leadership in bringing education, services and leading-edge thinking to the residential construction industry.