Understanding the Myths and Realities of the “Greener” American Home
Is it possible to build an eco-friendly home in the age of climate change?
Home sweet home: We spend 90 percent of our life indoors, much of that in our homes. Research has shown that green homes keep residents healthier, require less maintenance, and are cheaper in the long run. But before you make a home green, you’ve got to make a seemingly infinite number of choices. Tiny house in a city or eco-oasis in the suburb? To tear down or restore? The way we live matters a lot: While greenhouse gas emissions are dropping from commercial buildings, they’re rising from homes at a rate of one percent per year.
In this infographic powered by data from Progressive, take a look at the numbers to see what can actually be done to make our homes greener in the age of climate change.