Did you know homes with green features typically sell faster and for 9% more than conventional homes? And green homeowners see an average savings of 18% in both their energy and water bills. Here are some more ways a green home can benefit you and your family:
Green Homes are Good for Your Health
Want to live healthier? Green building isn’t just good for the environment; it’s also good for YOU. Did you know that the paint, carpet and other materials in a conventional home contain high levels of VOC’s (Volatile Organic Compounds)? These chemicals are especially dangerous to children and the elderly. Sustainable design and technology enhance a resident’s overall quality of life by improving air and water quality and reducing noise pollution. According to a 2006 study by the Center of the Built Environment, University of California, green office buildings improve productivity and employee satisfaction in the workplace.
Green Homes Make You and Your Family More Comfortable
Ultimately, a green homeowner has a more comfortable house. Between triple-paned windows, airtight rooms, and better ventilation, your eco-friendly home has less temperature variation from room to room, reduced drafts, superior energy efficiency, fewer lingering odors, and significant sound reduction from outside sources. You can enjoy peace of mind knowing you made a sustainable, responsible and smart choice by making a commitment to the environment and future generations through your green home.
A green home is a durable home. For a homeowner, this means less work and money to maintain the home properly, and components of the home won’t need to be replaced as often, if ever. That means doing more of the things you enjoy and less time doing home repairs!
Green Homes Waste Less and Give You Control
Energy efficiency is the cornerstone of every green home. Substantial savings are possible whether building a new home, renovating an existing one, or simply updating some features to improve your home’s efficiency. Energy efficiency means you have more control and less waste. At the same time, homeowners can use green power for their home to reduce further their consumption of energy from fossil fuels and take control back from the power companies.
Want to make the world a better place? Implementing green practices into your home or office can help reduce waste, conserve natural resources, improve both air and water quality, and protect ecosystems and biodiversity. We have a limited amount of resources available and more and more people using them up. If we want our future generations to enjoy the same standard of living we’ve experienced, we need to take action.