With the emergence of Eco-Friendly programs such as the Earth Craft House, the local of Metro Atlanta is paving a path for Southeast US to know what going green basically defines. There are around six Earth Craft communities and around 5,500 certified Earth Craft homes in the city. The structure of the program has proved to be so successful that even the Georgians also have adopted the program, as have places like Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee.
The standards of the program were made in 1990 for the area of Metro Atlanta, to help with the measuring and encouraging of energy efficient structures in the region. So in order to confirm the standards are met, homes made have to reach the dedicated practices of energy effectiveness, conservation, prevention of pollution, comfort and even the impact on the environment.
The real estate market of the Metro Atlanta area is consistent with homes with seal of approval by Earth Craft. The builders responsible for the construction of such green eco friendly homes are given the required technical and practical training.
You have to know that the concept would most probably leave you wanting such an eco-friendly home but the fact remains that houses with these approved seals are not all about the idea of tree-hugging. So that is not the attraction, the real attraction stands in the added value that comes from the certification processes. The values automatically rise up. These houses are no doubt a healthier place to reside in and have a longer lasting life line. They also have the higher standard quality building materials used in their construction. The air quality indoors is very high, as the houses are built to help save the money of the owner.
This whole program point to the aspirations of the Atlantic community turning green and the timings could not be better. This is an area that has grown the most in the last few years in the USA. It’s a lucky thing as well that such a city would adopt such a plan.
Any programs that help the environment are a testament to the country’s continuous effort to make the world a better place to live in for everyone. And by taking such small steps and trying to be an Eco-Friendly locality the country is surely doing its share little by little.