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Seattle Study: Green Homes Save Twice As Much Energy As Anticipated

YijunW CA, United States 0 Ratings 53 Discussions 0 Group posts

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In Seattle, a 2017 study compared projected with actual electricity usage in-home meeting Washington's green certification -- Built Green*. The research showed that certified homes used up to 40 percent less electricity than non-certified counterparts, in some cases making Built Green certified homes twice efficient than predicted.

The study revealed that certified homes saved homeowners $500 or more per year in electricity cost, and emitted less than a half-ton of carbon emissions per home. A five star Built Green certified home would save 4,708 kWh than non-certified home.

* Built Green is a holistic green home certification program of the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties.

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