Green Homes Stats & Facts
- The residential sector is responsible for 21% of the nation’s carbon dioxide emissions.
- Building occupants use 12.2% of the total water consumed in the U.S. every day, 74.4% of which is used for residential needs.
- 43% of total building-related construction and demolotion debris is generated from residential sources.
- The green housing market is growing rapidly, having tripled since 2008. Green homes, which comprised 17% of new residential construction in 2011, are expected to increase by 29% to 38% of the market by 2016.
Grove at Grand Bay will be certified LEED for Core & Shell v2009 upon construction completion. LEED for Core & Shell is a green building rating system for designers, builders, developers and new building owners who want to address sustainable design for new core and shell construction. Core and shell covers base building elements such as structure, envelope and the HVAC system. LEED for Core & Shell is designed to be complementary to the LEED for Commercial Interiors rating system, as both rating systems establish green building criteria for developers, owners and tenants.