If you are an individual who cares about energy efficiency and the environment, then green building is for you. What is green building, you ask? Green building refers to a structure and its ability to be resource-efficient from the initial building of the structure to its eventual demolition. Green building is applicable to many styles of homes, so there is no sacrifice to a home’s curb appeal. Green building is a great way to be environmentally friendly, maintain energy efficiency and add value to your home. The following are three major benefits that green building can offer a homeowner.
1. Economic Benefits- The initial investment in a green build can be costly and intimidating; however, in the lifetime of the home, the money saved via energy and structural efficiency far outweighs the initial cost of the build. In addition to adding asset value to your home, green building helps to reduce operating costs by using renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar energy. The money saved by reducing costs from high-efficiency systems adds unbelievable value to your property and helps to keep money in your wallet. The re-sale value of a green building is also much higher due to its money-saving and sustainable energy features. A green building is a financial investment worth its weight in gold.
2. Environmental Benefits– It goes without saying that any type of energy efficient heating, cooling, or water system is beneficial to the environment. The use of sustainable building resources and systems helps to reduce the environmental impact often caused by typical non-renewable energy sources, such as fossil fuels. Consuming energies that are non-renewable, like gas, produces emissions that are harmful to our environment.
3. Health Benefits- Green buildings use high-tech air filtration systems that improve the air quality in the building. The energy-efficient thermal capabilities also offer the warmth of traditional methods without the waste and emissions of traditional fuels. Green buildings generally offer more natural light, which has been proven to aid in fighting depression and helps with overall mental health.
Green building benefits everyone. It benefits your wallet with reduced operational costs in addition to lessening your impact on the environment.
If you are looking for more information on green building, look no further than to us at Barlowe Brothers, LLC. We can answer your questions and get you well on your way to constructing your green dream home!