HomeFix™ | Custom Design Renovations - building green

By: Homefix  09-12-2011
Keywords: Building Materials, home buyers

Why Build With Green Home Technologies?

Going green is the wave of the future in home building. With energy costs continuing to rise drastically, we need to do more to conserve our natural resources. Part of going green is thinking smaller, but having a smaller home doesn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing. With careful planning, a smaller home can be just as comfortable a living space as a larger one, at a fraction of the cost.

During green building and remodeling we incorporate a jobsite recycling plan and recycle as much as possible of scrap building materials such as lumber, wall board, concrete, cardboard and packaging. We can also incorporate many materials that contain recycled content or have been salvaged. This helps reduce the amount of material going to our already overburdened landfills.

Cost Savings

With features such as high R-value insulation, modern energy efficient lighting LED and halogen lighting can provide significant energy savings over traditional incandescent lighting. In addition, they can really accent a home's appearance. Efficient water heaters, ENERGY STAR® appliances are some of the many techniques that help lower your monthly energy costs. Efficient and durable features last longer and cost less to maintain. Construction costs up front may be slightly higher but these improvements will provide significant long and short term savings.

Added Value

Recent statistics show 96% of home buyers are looking for homes with green features. Unfortunately 80% of homebuyer’s state new homes don’t meet their environmental expectations. Remodeling or building your home with the environment and efficiency in mind will give you a step ahead of the competition. CNN reported in certain markets, homes with green certification sell for 8.5% more per square foot at a 22% faster sale-rate then comparable non-green homes.

Health Benefits

Your home may be your sanctuary but it could also be harmful to your health. Dirty air, mold spores and chemicals can contribute to an unhealthy home environment. The EPA lists poor indoor air quality in their top five most urgent public health risks. Using low-toxic materials such as low-VOC paint and improved ventilation techniques can help prevent mold, allergens and low air quality, which surprisingly can be 2-5 times higher than outdoor levels.

Ecological Benefits

With your green design, remodel or custom home project, you can be more resource efficient, minimize waste, and recycle what is left over to reduce the amount of materials ending up in landfills. By choosing environmentally responsible products, you can protect forests, wildlife, and air and water quality. Preserving natural resources means leaving more for future generations to enjoy.

Keywords: Building Materials, home buyers

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