21 February, 2017
Built Green Homes: How Much Electricity Do They Actually Use?
To discover actual electricity savings resulting from Built Green certification, we undertook what is, to our knowledge, the largest post-occupancy study to date, comparing over 700 certified and non-certified homes. This presentation describes the study's importance, methods and limitations. We demonstrate how Built Green homes at different star levels compare to non-certified homes in electricity use and discuss the impact this has on builder, REALTORS(R), policymakers and others in the green building sector. This also examines the lessons learned for green building certification program managers
Leah Missik, Built Green, Master Builders Association