LOW-E Windows, Low emittance windows, doors, and skylights offer natural light while blocking the sun's UV rays that heat up the inside of a home, sometimes necessitating air conditioning. The special low-E glazing also stops the sun from fading fabrics, wall coverings and artwork. When shopping for low-E windows, find out what percentage of rays are blocked by checking the UV label on the glass. Most low-E products block 70% to 90%.
As more people become energy conscience and concerned about the health of our environment, there has become a greater demand for residential homes and buildings that feature these qualities. Residential Homes and Commercial Buildings can become LEED Certified through a very detailed rating system.
Such factors as energy efficient windows & door, energy star appliances, low VOC paints, the quality of the insulation, low flow faucets and toilets, window placement, a homes exterior features and many, many other factors play a part in how high a home or building gets rated. Home Builders can get LEED Certified and there is also a demand for energy raters as well.
Visit http://derekheppe.com/Green_Building__Rating.html. Here you can learn more information on Green Building And Certification. Additionally, there are other links provided for other Green Rating Systems such as Energy Star Rated homes and appliances.
Visit http://derekheppe.com/Green_Tips.html to learn simple ways of cutting energy energy costs in you home and ways to live a "greener" lifestyle in general.
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I'm Derek Heppe with REMAX Beach & Country...If you would like additional information feel free to contact me. I'm a REALTOR with the NAR Green Designation and help clients in the Myrtle Beach Real Estate market. But I am happy to speak with anyone who is interested in learning more about the benefits of buying "Green" property.