What is a Green Home?
A Green Home
is built using innovative strategies, materials and technology to create a house that will have a lower impact on the environment, improve the health of the inhabitants and reduce the costs of maintenance. There are many different version and varieties of green homes, however the end result being sought is a durable home that will last longer and cost less in maintenance than the standard home. Green Homes
are also referred to as sustainable
or high performance buildings
What are the benefits?
• Significantly lower your electric and other maintenance bills
• Greater durability means that the building will last longer without the necessity of maintenance
• Enhanced comfort and health through decreased susceptibility to mold and other allergens
• Greater esthetic qualities
• Minimized strain on local infrastructure
• Improved overall quality of life
• Higher resale value
Are the green homes more expensive to construct and operate?
Surprisingly, a good green home
often costs roughly the same amount or only a few percentage points more to build than a conventional design. Most importantly, the green design
can save a significant amount of money over life of the building through lower maintenance costs as well as fewer visits to the doctor and therefore end up costing significantly less in the long run than a conventional home.
In addition to the above, we are using advanced technology to construct a home that is also hurricane resistant
. During the designing process we carefully will walk you through all the available green options according to your budget and specific needs. We will integrate as many or as few of those options as you choose.
If you have any questions regarding green building or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us and we'll be happy to sit down and talk with you.