Eco-friendly Trends are Rising.

How green is your home? There is a bigger push than ever for homes and businesses to make the effort to go green. In fact, it is projected that 2016 is going to be a big year for the construction industry as far as environmentally friendly options are concerned. Part of the reason is the rise in popularity of socially and environmentally positive products and services that consumers demand. Overall, 55 percent of consumers are willing to pay more for green products and services from companies committed to making a positive impact.

Something as simple as installing an automated energy management system limits operating costs and has the potential to save $165 per year per household. That’s a total of $19 billion each year. Green roofs, or the planting of vegetation on rooftops, is also growing in popularity. Though different at first glance, this roof limits smog, noise, energy demand, and storm water runoff all while reducing carbon monoxide impact and extending roof life two to three times over. Solar energy is another popular option. Homeowners can still take advantage of the Residential Renewable Energy Tax credit which credits 30 percent of installation expenditures when a system is installed on a home. The panels are connected to the home and the energy grid, and homeowners have the potential to earn credit for excess wattage sent to the energy company.

These systems are just the beginning. Geothermal heating and cooling, water reuse, smart windows, and green insulation are additional options that green construction companies are starting to offer for saving on energy costs and reducing carbon footprints. Learn more from the detailed infographic below.

Green Building Trends in 2016 Infographic


My name is Lisa and my husband Carl, and I are the owners of the Night Helper Blog. We have been married for over 30 years and we have three awesome children, plus four adorable very active grandkids. From time to time they too are contributors to the Night Helper Blog. We enjoy reading, listening to music, entertaining, travel, movies and of course blogging. The Night Helper blog was created in 2008. Since then we have been blessed to partner with many well-known Brands like Best Buy, Fisher Price, Toys "R" US., Hasbro, Disney, Teleflora, ClearCorrect, Radio Shack, VTech, KIA Motor, MAZDA and many other great brands.

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