According to McGraw Hill Construction Studies, two-thirds of homeowners are aware of green building. While green building is prominent in new construction with three out of four builders saying that green building is important to their market strategy, it is also transforming the way remodelers think. In fact, 40% of home remodeling is done using sustainable products and processes, and that number continues to grow every day. But what exactly does sustainability and green mean? After all, there are a lot of definitions and interpretations.

Ply Gem took a cue from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This is how the EPA defines sustainability.

In addition, all siding, stone veneer and window products included in the exterior are NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) Research Center Green Approved to help builders earn points toward National Green Building Certification to the National Green Building Standard™.

“To help homeowners and homebuilders make a bigger impact while reducing carbon footprint, Ply Gem has made a concerted effort to offer the broadest selection of energy efficient new construction and remodeling products including ENERGY STAR rated windows, the most tax credit qualifying windows on the market, insulated vinyl siding, and low-maintenance siding and stone veneer cladding,” says Keith Pigues, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Ply Gem. “Taking this effort one step further, Ply Gem has combined energy efficiency with the trend of mixing a variety of exterior materials to help customers boost curb appeal, but more importantly, to help them save money and time through lower energy bills and less maintenance.”

Source: Ply Gem Stone (Plygemstone dot com)

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