Choosing a new home is often based on an ideal location or an emotional connection. But will the home perform well? By opting for a resource-efficient home, homeowners are assured of the comfort and well-being of their families while saving on utility bills. Green homes also demand higher re-sale prices and instils a sense of pride, knowing you’re doing your part to protect the planet for future generations to come. EDGE aims to reduce the embodied energy of construction materials and shrink energy and water consumption by the homeowner.
Green homes were once expensive and unavailable in most places. Now EDGE helps property developers to build homes that include such solutions as low-energy lighting, solar power and water conservation devices. Homeowners can save at least 20% on water and energy bills compared to an ordinary home, creating greater confidence in the long-term value of the investment.
To achieve the EDGE standard, minimum savings of 20% across the following categories must be met: