Michelle Kaufmann Companies have released a white paper that presents the case for a universal labeling system for houses. Just like the nutrition labels found of food products, these would provide valuable details about the building. Hidden operating stats, like annual energy consumption, CO2 emissions and water use would be listed along with other construction material details. This is a very good idea. When more and more home buyers are looking to reduce their eco-footprint, (and of course, save money) something easy to understand, like these universal labels would be a huge help.

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