Energy-efficient green builder Jim Sargent, chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy as Builder of the Year for his energy-efficient homes, explains, "A home can be energy-efficient without being green. However, a home can not be green without being energy efficient."
Thus, an energy-efficient home would be one that reduced energy input for the same service or gave an increased service or comfort for the same amount of energy.
A green home, however, is one that is energy-efficient but also comfortable, durable, and healthy while using less natural resources and fewer toxic chemicals to construct.
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