How Big is your “Green” Foorprint?August 15, 2011
In Miami real estate and in luxury real estate, the demand for green homes is at an all time high. A green home uses less energy, water and natural resources, creates less waste and is healthier for the people living inside compared to a standard home. If you are at the beginning process and considering a custom built green home, green renovation or you if intend to make your home green later, this blog will highlight the benefits.
Homes built with toxin free building materials help with indoor air quality. A home with natural ventilation throughout as well as HVAC systems that filter and bring fresh air inside and vent stale air outside is a green and healthier home.
Green homes save money by consuming less energy and less water than standard homes. Over the years, that adds up to big savings. A green home is often more durable than a standard home because of its high-quality building materials and construction processes, requiring fewer repairs. Local, state, and federal governments are increasingly offering tax breaks and other incentives for building LEED homes or adding green features to your home.
Green homes use 40% less energy some green homes further reduce dependence on conventional energy sources by implementing alternative energy sources like the sun and wind. Planting trees and drought conscience landscaping along with water-conserving irrigation systems also help green homes use less water than standard homes.
To find more information on Green Homes, we recommend the below site for your perusal. http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CategoryID=1306