The Environments For Living® Certified Green program is a proprietary green building program that applies the latest techniques in building science to create more energy- and water-efficient homes. An Environments For Living Certified Green home will provide at least:
- 20% household energy savings (as compared to the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code)
- 20% indoor water savings (as compared to a conventional code-built home)
- 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions associated with the home due to energy savings (as compared to a conventional code-built home)
Aligned with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy's ENERGY STAR® home program, buildings that achieve Environments For Living Certified Green status are also qualified for the ENERGY STAR rating. The Environments For Living Certified Green program is product neutral and is designed to be compatible with other green building programs. The program includes two limited guarantees: heating and cooling energy use, and comfort.
All Delta green products can be used to help meet the requirements of the Environments For Living Certified Green program. To view our green products, visit the Selecting Green Products section.
* Reductions are based on the following baselines: The 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (energy efficiency); 1997 EPA EGRID data (carbon emissions); and the American Water Works Association Research Foundation (AWWARF) Study "Residential End Uses of Water," publication 90781, 1999 (internal water use).
† For complete program details, please visit environmentsforliving.com.