In addition to benefiting the environment and the community, green building benefits the homeowner by providing water savings, energy savings and improved indoor air quality. If you are concerned with preserving the planet we live on, then you might be interested in building a home that is designed to be both sustainable and environmentally friendly.
At Crown Jade Design and Engineering, we believe that preserving the planet is a great reason to go green. There are plenty of other reasons to go green as well. Here are a few other reasons to consider having a green home built.
A green home is a durable home. As a homeowner, this means less expenses and less work maintaining your property, mainly because many of your home’s components don’t need to be replaced as often. For example, a green roof could last as long as 40 or 50 years before having to be replaced. Traditional roofs do not last nearly as long.
Decking is another good example. Recycled-content decking made from wood-waste fibers and recycled plastic will last as much as five times longer than traditional wood decking. But the best part is that it will never have to be treated or painted.
The cornerstone of a green home is energy efficiency. In addition to saving the homeowner money through lower utility bills, an energy-efficient home may save money in construction costs. As a bonus, an energy-efficient home is far more comfortable than a traditional home.
Healthier Indoor Air
Green homes have better indoor air quality than traditional homes. In addition to being healthier, making indoor air quality better makes your green home more comfortable as well.
Using safer products, including low-VOC paints, homeowners aren’t exposed to dangerous chemicals such as formaldehyde, which is a known human carcinogen. Green homes are also properly sealed and ventilated, which prevents unwanted moisture and eliminating the threat of mold.
And because a green home is properly sealed, homeowners enjoy a quiet home and aren’t disturbed by outside traffic noises.
Green houses reduce water usage by utilizing efficient plumbing fixtures such as low-flow faucets and shower heads and dual flush toilets. So there is no need to feel guilty if you take two showers in one day.
Homeowners can benefit greatly by owning a green home. The key to encouraging more people to go green is by educating them about the benefits. Contact Crown Jade Design and Engineering for more information about custom green home plans.