We encourage all SHC Communities to share in an ongoing commitment to sustainable living.  A greener community is not only a healthier place to live, but it can be more energy and water efficient and less expensive to operate.  Building green requires attention during the complete building life cycle – using better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance and removal to create a healthier environment.

Lowering consumption, sharing resources and incorporating the following green features:

  • Reducing home energy use and using renewable energy where possible
  • Reducing home water use and protecting water resources
  • Selecting an environmentally friendly location
  • Maximizing passive solar heating and cooling
  • Choosing greener home building materials and household products
  • Reducing waste from home construction
  • Reducing waste from household activities
  • Increasing recycling by making it convenient

 

Other Guiding Principles:

Building Community     Building Universal