HOW "GREEN" BENEFITS YOU, THE BUYER
 
HOW "GREEN" BENEFITES YOU, THE BUYER 

If you and your family have made a commitment to live green – to protect the environment and reduce energy consumption – you want to be sure the products you buy reflect that commitment. And few investments reflect it as dramatically as your home.
 
Today, more and more builders and manufacturers are making an effort to build green, using green materials and components.  

But how can you be sure your purchase is built green?  Who can you trust to back such claims?

Ask your builder or manufacturer if their materials and components are eco-verified by TRA-Green.

TRA-Green is an independent, third-party certification service backed by decades of experience and accreditation in certifying Quality Management Systems, including those with environmental aspects. We exist for one reason: to assist the manufacturer,  builder and buyer in finding products they can be certain are green-certified.

To this end, we participate in (and follow the standards and specifications of) numerous green-building initiatives, including those from LEED (Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design), developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, and the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders).

You, the buyer, benefit in the following ways:

-- Environmental Benefits:

  • Enhancing and protecting ecosystems and biodiversity
  • Improving air and water quality
  • Reducing solid waste
  • Conserving natural resources

-- Economic Benefits:

  • Reducing operating costs
  • Enhancing asset value
  • Longer product life-cycle

-- Health and Community Benefits:

  • Improving air, thermal and water environments
  • Enhancing occupant comfort and health
  • Minimizing strain on local infrastructure
  • Contributing to overall quality of life
-- Greater assurance of environmental safety and enery-efficiency.
 
In addition, modular, manufactured & site-built have buyers who may also be able to benefit from the following: 
 
-- Reduced mortgage interest (Some lenders will structure their mortgages in a way that rewards green-building.)
-- Tax credits or rebates (from stage, local, and/or federal government)