In the housing industry, it has always been true that trying to be “green” meant spending a little green. To have your home rigged with the capabilities of being environmentally friendly used mean reaching out to a niche of builders who were specialized in making low energy homes. However, in a recent report released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), it’s anticipated that green homes will make up half the business of builders within five years, which will move environmentally friendly homes from being a specialty to a necessity.
For consumers, this is good news. The value of building green homes is being incorporated into the regular standards of business practice, which will lead to a greater availability of green products, as well as making them more affordable as they leave the niche market and become a regular aspect of homes.