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Build Green

Today, more businesses and homeowners are looking for ways to save energy while protecting the environment.

When you build green, you give yourself a competitive advantage…

  • Your customers may qualify for energy efficiency mortgage incentives
  • Your customers also benefit from lower energy costs
  • You demonstrate environmental responsibility

Bring Home the Gold with Natural Gas

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has developed a standard for authentic green built homes. Recently introduced, the NAHB Green Building Program provides a scoring tool that focuses on the aspects of the green building process, such as:

  Earn Points Using Natural Gas Points Required for NAHB Gold Certification
Lot Design, Preparation and Development:
Burying of natural gas service lines require minimum on-site soil disturbance and erosion.
12 12
Resource Efficiency:
Medium density plastic pipe is used for the supply of natural gas and is recyclable.
6 77
Energy Efficiency:
Use of appropriate natural gas appliances, such as high efficiency furnaces, water heaters, dishwashers, washer & dryers and ranges.
154 100
Water Efficiency:
Natural gas tankless water heaters and tank water heaters meet and exceed the requirements.
29 19
Indoor Environmental Quality:
Using high efficiency natural gas appliance help in earning points and assist in contributing towards the goal.
20 72
Operation , Maintenance And Home Owner Education:
Organize and review all appropriate natural gas appliances operation and maintenance manuals, along with do's and don'ts literature from local utility in a manual.
9 9
Global Impact:
Local utility - ISO 14001 Certified
3 6
Additional From Selections Of Your Choice 0 100
TOTAL 233 395

Building Green with Natural Gas

Building green is not complicated. It simply means using healthier and more resource-efficient construction methods and materials that reduce the overall impact on the environment and on human health. Building with natural gas offers greater benefits to green building while helping to minimize the impact on the environment:

  • It's clean.
    Natural gas is the cleanest-burning fossil fuel. It can help improve air and water quality when used in the place of other fossil fuels.
  • It's efficient.
    With its lower conversion losses, three times more energy reaches the customer with natural gas than with other forms of energy.
  • It's reliable.
    Natural gas is there when you need it. Even when the power is out, many natural gas appliances will continue to work.
  • It's domestic.
    Nearly 81 percent of the natural gas consumed by Americans is produced in the U.S.
  • It's environmentally-friendly.
    Natural gas is the responsible energy choice. Burning natural gas instead of other fossil fuels, such as coal and oil, emits fewer harmful pollutants into the atmosphere.

Let MichCon be your green building resource. Email us or call 800.533.6220.