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April 16, 2009 - Earth Day is April 22nd and new federal tax credits can help consumers commemorate the day by giving them a financial incentive to make changes that can help them reduce their energy use and diminish their impact on the environment, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
"Every day, our members help home owners and homebuyers make the green choices that are right for their budgets," says NAHB Chairman Joe Robson, a builder and developer in Tulsa, Okla. Robson pointed to three ways to save:
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As consumers look to save money and resources, home builders are leading the way. "Today's homes are significantly more energy efficient than those built 20 and even 10 years ago, and we continue to make advances in building science and new construction techniques," Robson says. "The home building industry is getting greener every day – and our customers are reaping the rewards."
In what ways, if any, have you “greened up” your home?