Greetings neighbors,

As many of you know, it is important for us to maintain a clean and healthy environment. For many, this consists of recycling, using environmental friendly cleaning and hair products, and etc. In addition to those things, people are now choosing environmental friendly homes or green homes.

These particular homes are constructed using toxin-free building materials as well as natural ventilation systems and mechanical ventilation systems that filter and welcomes fresh air inside of the home.

Even though these particular homes may be a little costly in the beginning, the long term savings on utilities such as water and energy make the up front cost well worth it.

Because many may proclaim a home to be environmental friendly, one thing for certain is that homes that are LEED certified or EarthCraft homes are green homes. Authorized by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED certified homes carries a guarantee that the particular home was inspected and certified by a third party and is a valid green home. These homes hold the expectation of performing better than the standard home.

As for green homes in Atlanta, the Brookwood on Peachtree is Atlanta's first LEED-certified building.

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