Whether you are planning to or currently use Energy Star, NAHB National Green Building Standards, DOE’s Builder Challenge or another program, the key is conducting a gap analysis on your existing materials and methods of construction; selecting a program; planning transition; implementation; and sustaining (improving your performance in) the program. Quality tools and techniques can help you do this and ensure that all aspects of design and construction processes are conducted effectively and continually improved. In fact Energy Star has a seven improvement step process which is very similar to PDCA! Green Building is about improving and continuing to improve the standard of your homes and having performance data to allow you to articulate that performance to potential customers, now that’s a powerful marketing tool.
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