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A green home uses energy efficient ENERGY STAR® equipment, fixtures and appliances as well as building materials made from recycled and/or renewable resources. Green homes are designed to harness renewable resources, reduce environmental impact and maximize energy efficiency, working toward NAHB and LEED certification standards.
When it came time to create our Green Building Program, Excel turned to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and selected its ICC-700, the National Green Building Standard, as the base for our model.
NAHB created its National Green Building Standard program to meet the ICC-700 standards of the International Code Council. When you get a green certified home from Excel, it can qualify for ICC-700 confirmation, which rates homes in different green categories.
Decide Your New Home's Level of Green
Every Excel home plan already comes with many standard "green-built" points. From there, using our interactive Green Building Scoring Tool, you and your Excel Homes builder can develop a plan to help your home reach the green rating that works best with your needs, goals, and budget. Homes can be rated Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Emerald, depending on various levels of compliance with the National Green Building Standard.
Take the first step to deciding your new home's level of green with our interactive Green Building Scoring Tool.
Excel makes it easy for home buyers who want to develop a plan to build a green-rated home. To learn more about our Green Building Program, please download our comprehensive Green brochure.
Frequently Asked Questions
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