Sunday, April 23, 2006

Getting Greener

High energy prices can make an environmentalist out of any homeowner.

By Les Christie, staff writer
April 17, 2006: 12:23 PM EDT

As we celebrate Earth Day, April 22, the National Association of Home Builders reports that green building is near a "tipping point." The green construction industry segment will climb from 2 percent of all residential starts in 2005 to between 5 percent and 10 percent in 2010....

What's holding some back is higher perceived costs. But skyrocketing energy prices change the math - homeowners paying $2.70 a gallon for heating oil are more receptive to paying now and saving later.

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