Janai believes that every little bit counts towards making the world a greener place. With a background working for a non-profit that focused on sustainable agriculture and other sustainable techniques, she is knowledgeable about many green alternatives. In order to better advise her clients, Janai furthered her education and received her GREEN designation from the Green Resource Council of the National Association of REALTORS®. For Janai, “green” in relation to real estate, means living in a home that incorporates systems and features that lower utility bills, improves health and comfort, and minimizes the impact on the planet.
REASONS THAT GOING GREEN MAKES SENSE
We have a limited amount of resources available and more and more people using them up. If we want our future generations to enjoy the same standard of living we’ve experienced, we need to take action. Green building is a great place to start, as buildings consume 14% of potable water, 40% of raw materials, and 39% of energy in the United States alone (according to the US Green Building Council). That’s 15 trillion gallons of water and 3 billion tons of raw materials each year!
For The Environment
Want to make the world a better place? Implementing green practices into your home can help reduce waste, conserve natural resources, improve both air and water quality, and protect ecosystems and biodiversity.
For The Savings
Want to make your dollar go further? Green systems and materials reduce energy consumption, which in turn reduce your energy bills. They also increase asset value and profits and decrease marketing time; making your dollar go further for longer.
For Your Health
Want to live healthier? Green building isn’t just good for the environment; it’s also good for YOU. Sustainable design and technology enhance a resident’s overall quality of life by improving air and water quality and reducing noise pollution. According to a study by the Center of the Built Environment, University of California, green office buildings improve productivity and employee satisfaction in the workplace.
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